CPSC, Kmart Corporation Announce Recall of Pool Pump Water Guns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2004
Release # 04-184
Firm's Hotline: (866) KMART4U
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Kmart Corporation Announce Recall of Pool Pump Water Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Pool Pump Water Gun

Units: About 38,600

Importer/Retailer: Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich.

Hazard: The cone-shaped nozzle can unexpectedly come off the water gun and be propelled causing injury.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of injuries to children including cuts and bruises to the face and head.

Description: The 15-inch-long water guns are shaped like giant syringes. When placed in a pool, they fill with water when the handle at the top of the device is pulled, and shoot water when pushed. They have either an orange tube with green handle and nozzle or a yellow tube with blue handle and nozzle. There is no writing on the water guns themselves.

Sold at: Kmart stores nationwide from January 2004 through June 2004 for about $2.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the water guns and return them to a Kmart store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Kmart at (866) KMART4U anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.kmart.com.

Picture of Recalled Water Guns