Recall: Jet Streamers; Water Blasters Pool Toys
On 2006-08-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Jet Streamers; Water Blasters Pool Toys due to a potential impalement hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2003 for about $6.00 to $13.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Wild Planet Toys pool toy recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Dive Sticks & Pool Games category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
When partially filled with water, the pool toy can stand upright on the pool floor with the rigid narrow end pointed upward, posing an impalement risk.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Jet Streamers; Outdoor Antics! Pump-Action Water Blasters are straight squirt guns for the pool. The Jet Streamers measure 9-inches long with a bulbous water reservoir at one end and a rigid tapering handle containing a small water intake hole at the other end. The tapering handle is gray while the bulbous water reservoir varies in colors of white/green, blue/yellow and orange/silver. Tiny raised lettering on the Jet Streamers' handles state, ©2002 Wild Planet Toys, San Francisco, CA, USA, Made in China. The toys were sold as a 2-pack set, in packages with other pool toys, such as dive balls and magnet dive gloves, and with boys' swim trunks. The product packaging is labeled Jet Streamers, Wild Planet and is for children ages five and older.
These items were sold new+ at Target, Kohl's, internet retailers, discount department stores and toy stores nationwide from February 2003 through August 2006 for between $6 and $13 a set.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Customers should immediately stop using the Jet Streamers and contact Wild Planet for a replacement product. The replacement product has an angled handle that prevents the handle of the toy from standing upright.
For additional information, contact Wild Planet Toys at (800)247-6570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit Wild Planet's Web site at www.wildplanet.com/jetstreamers, or email the firm at: email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Wild Planet has received one report of an impalement injury to an 8-year-old girl who landed seat first onto a Jet Streamer left in a swimming pool and received a puncture wound.
+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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