Recall: Blaster Balls
On 2005-07-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Blaster Balls due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2004 for about $3.00.
About 7,000 units are involved in this BJ Alan blaster balls recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Fireworks & Accessories category in 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
When the blaster balls are hit together, they can produce a spark that can catch on fire, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The products are two hard balls that meant to produce a snapping or popping sound when hit together. Each package contains a pair of blaster balls that are about 1.25-inches in diameter and were sold in assorted colors. They were sold in a blister pack that measured about 6.75-inches by 5-inches, with a UPC number located on the pack of package reading 3826959035.
These items were sold new+ at Fireworks stands and stores nationwide from May 2004 through June 2005 for about $3 a package.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact BJ Alan Co. for a replacement product.
For additional information, contact BJ Alan Co. by calling (800)777-1691 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.Fireworks.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
BJ Alan Co. has received reports of three incidents. One incident resulted in minor burns to fingers.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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