FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 7, 1994

 

Release # 94-089


PRODUCT: Approximately 45,000 "Fastblast Spray Art Design," model number 60090 and approximately 29,000 "Fastblast Color Refill Assortment," model number 60091. The craft sets and refills were sold nationally from November 1993 through March 1994 by Toys-R-Us and other stores. The spray design craft set is intended to create various designs with stencils and an airbrush that sprays washable colored inks. The craft set contains a "Fastblast Sprayer," two washable colors, three stencils and ten sheets of paper. The "Fastblast Color Refill Assortment" contains three-colored ink refills. 

PROBLEM: The inks contain up to 12% ethylene glycol. At this level ethylene glycol is toxic to children. 

WHAT TO DO: Immediately stop using the inks and return the craft kits and refills to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information call (800) 327-8264.

WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Kenner Products, a division of Tonka Corporation, of Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling approximately 45,000 "Fastblast Spray Art Design" craft sets, model number 60090, and approximately 29,000 "Fastblast Color Refill Assortments," model number 60091. Under a new law, The Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA), which went into effect in 1990, manufacturers, repackers, and importers of art materials are required to submit all art material formulas to a toxicologist for a review of the formulation for chronic hazards. While Kenner reported having obtained the required toxicological review, they subsequently determined that some of the colored inks in the "Fastblast" and "Fastblast Refills" have levels of ethylene glycol up to 12% which is toxic to children and is banned in children's products.

The "Fastblast" is labeled for children six years and older and is intended to create various designs with stencils and an airbrush that sprays washable colored inks. The craft set contains a "Fastblast Sprayer," two washable colors, three stencils, and ten sheets of paper. The "Fastblast Refills" contains three-colored ink refills. These products were sold between November 1993 and March 1994. They were sold nationally through Toys-R-Us and other stores. The "Fastblast" sold for approximately $9.99 each and the "Fastblast Refills" for approximately $3.99 each.

Consumers who own the "Fastblast" and any refills should take them away from children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may call Kenner Products toll-free at (800) 327-8264 or write to Kenner Fastblast Recall Program, 200 Narragansett Park Drive, P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860-0200. 

Neither CPSC nor Kenner Products is aware of any injuries or illnesses involving these ink crafts; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury or illness.