January 29, 2009
JAKKS Pacific is recalling about 500,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy kits because of an explosion hazard.
Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the caps on the jars to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The mixtures also can contain citric acid, which can get into the eyes during an explosion, posing a risk of eye irritation.
JAKKS and CPSC have received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries.
Injuries to children aged 6 to 11 years old include three cases of irritated eyes, two eye injuries from flying caps, a cheek welt and a cheek cut. Injuries to adults include four reports of bruising, one swollen joint, and one face gash.
This recall involves the purple caps on jars in the Spa Factory Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain and the Bath Benefits Kit toys. The jars are used to make Bath Bombs/Balls and Bath Fizzies. The following models are included in this recall. The item number is located on the bottom of the product's packaging.
|Spa Factory™ Bath Benefits™ Kit||37836|
|Spa Factory™ Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain||37908|
|Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain||37837|
|Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain||54892|
|Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain||54857|
The kits were sold at Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Target, and toy stores nationwide from August 2008 through January 2009 for about $13 for the Bath Benefits Kit and between $30 and $50 for the Aromatherapy Fountain. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps away from children and contact JAKKS for free replacement jar caps with vent holes.
For additional information, contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.myspafactory.com, or email the firm at email@example.com
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).