Additional Injuries Prompt JAKKS Pacific® to Reannounce Recall of Spa Factory™ Aromatherapy Kits Due to Explosion and Projectile Hazards

Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2010
Release #11-011
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 875-2557
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Additional Injuries Prompt JAKKS Pacific® to Reannounce Recall of Spa Factory™ Aromatherapy Kits Due to Explosion and Projectile Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with JAKKS Pacific®, is reannouncing the recall of 516,000 Spa Factory™ Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes. Only use jars that have lids with vent holes.

This children’s product was originally recalled in January 2009. Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The flying pieces also can cause property damage. Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers’ eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.

As of January 2009, CPSC had received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries to children. Since that time, CPSC has received 12 additional reports of exploding unvented jars of JAKKS’ Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 13 additional reported injuries. The new injuries include irritated eyes, irritated skin and one eye injury from projectile jar lids.

JAKKS Pacific® Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2010. They sold for between $13 and $50 and continue to be available in some stores.

Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes. Contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.myspafactory.com or email the firm at caps@jakks.net

ModelItem NumberUPC Bar Code
Spa Factory™ Bath Benefits™ Kit 37836 22876-37836-6
Spa Factory™ Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 37908 22876-37908-0
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 37837 22876-37837-3
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 54892 22876-54892-9
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 54857 22876-54857-8

 

Picture of Recalled Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain

Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain

Picture of recalled jar cap with the caption 'Don’t use these jar caps. They do not have vent holes and pressure can cause the jars to explode and injure consumers.'

Don’t use these jar caps. They do not have vent holes and pressure can cause the jars to explode and injure consumers.

Picture of vented jar cap with the caption 'Use only these jar caps with vent holes to avoid injury.'

Use only these jar caps with vent holes to avoid injury.