|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2003
Release # 03-153
|Company Phone Number: (800) 554-5516
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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: "Spit Smatter" Spray Foam
Units: About 1.3 million
Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.
Hazard: The aerosol cans can forcefully break apart, posing a risk of serious injury to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The Company has received four reports of the aerosol cans breaking apart, including one incident that resulted in a laceration injury to a consumer and several incidents involving property damage.
Description: The "Spit Smatter" spray comes in a pressurized can and emits a colored foam based on one of six brands: "Original Smatter," "Blueberry Smatter," "Banana Cream Smatter," "Lemon Meringue Smatter," and "Fatter Smatter." The brand name is printed on the can and the word "Nickelodeon" is printed on the orange trigger mechanism.
Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide sold the "Spit Smatter" foam cans between February 2002 and June 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the aerosol can away from children and contact the company for instructions on disposal and how to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call JAKKS Pacific at (800) 554-5516 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday
or e-mail the company at email@example.com.
Media Contact: Genna Goldberg at (310) 455-6235
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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