|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 842-3070
CSK Media Contact: (602) 631-7082
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Aqua Water Scooters
Units: About 2,200
Importer: CSK Auto Inc., of Phoenix. Ariz.
Hazard: Hydrogen gas can build up in the battery compartment and cause the battery cover and the battery package to forcefully expel from the product, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: CSK has received nine reports of the battery cover and/or the battery package being expelled from the water scooter, including three reports of facial injuries such as lacerations and bruising.
Description: The Aqua Water Scooter is a hand-held, battery-powered product used to propel swimmers through the water. The product has either a yellow or red plastic enclosure, a black plastic handle and propeller and a shark face on the front.
Sold at: Checker Auto Parts and Kragen Auto Parts stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Minnesota, and on the firm's Web site from April 2005 to June 2005 for about $99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled water scooter immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CSK Auto at (800) 842-3070 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the CSK Web site at www.cskauto.com
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