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JAKKS Pacific Recalls 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Kits

JAKKS Pacific has recalled about 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs or Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the caps on the jars to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The mixtures can also 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 or 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.

 

Model                                                                                                    Item Number

Spa Factory <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /??>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 made in China and 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.

Consumers should immediately take the 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 or email the firm at caps@jakks.net

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09112.html

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