Compressed helium from the tank can escape and cause the plastic cap to be released into the air unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles striking users and bystanders.
This recall involves Balloon Time Mini Helium Tanks that are used to fill up to 20 balloons with helium. They measure about 13.5 inches tall by 3.5 inches in diameter. The helium tanks have a red label and purple cap and hold 5.8 cubic feet of helium/air mixture.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini helium tanks. Consumers should point the tank away from themselves and others, and carefully remove the plastic safety seal and cap. Release all helium in a well-ventilated area and then clearly write their name, "RECALLED" and destruction code on the front of the tank with a non-erasable marker. Consumers should register online at www.recallrtr.com/miniheliumtank and upload a photo of their product for a full refund. After receiving a refund, consumers should properly discard the product.
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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.