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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hasbro Recall Hotline: (866) 487-4737
September 9, 2004
Release # 04-212
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: Super Soaker Monster Rocket
Units: About 230,000
Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders. In addition, the rocket's tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Hasbro has received four reports of the cap being unexpectedly projected off the rocket, resulting in three injuries, including a slight concussion and a cut requiring stitches. Additionally, Hasbro has received four reports of children being struck by the descending rocket, including three cuts that required stitches.
Description: The Super Soaker Monster Rocket is composed of a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin section. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base with a water pressure tank attached to one leg of the base. The tank, which has an orange cap, is connected to the pump mechanism, which launches the rocket using pressurized air and water. The water toy has the words "Monster Rocket" printed on the body of the rocket.
Sold at: Toys 'R' Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and other toy retailers nationwide sold the rockets from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rockets immediately and contact Hasbro to receive a replacement product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact toll-free Hasbro Inc. at (866) 487-4737 anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.hasbro.com
Note: Individual Commissioners may have statements related to this topic. Please visit www.cpsc.gov/commissioners to search for statements related to this or other topics.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.