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Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters Due to Injury Hazard

  • The Air Misters can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.
Name of Product:
Air Mister
Hazard:
The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
January 16, 2013
Units:
About 168,000
Consumer Contact

Target Guest Relations, at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com, click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page, and then select Sports, Outdoor & Recreation.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall is for hand-held devices designed to spray a mist for personal cooling. The Air Misters are 8 inches tall and hold 2 ounces of water at the "Fill" line. They are clear plastic cylinders with colored tops and bases. The tops and bases come in black, blue, green and pink. A nylon carrying strap is attached to the tops. Instructions for use are written in white lettering on the outside of the clear plastic cylinder.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled misters and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.

Sold Exclusively At:
Target stores nationwide from February 2012 to May 2012 for approximately $2.50.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-097
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