By Jackie Burrell
Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 3:19 pm in Toy Recalls.
When we hear the words “spa” and “aromatherapy” we don’t usually associate them with kids … or explosions … or blasting projectiles. Sadly, now we do. The federal Consumer Product Safety people and Jakks Pacific just re-announced their recall of 516,000
Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain and Bath Benefits Kits. The product was recalled way back in January 2009, after the manufacturer discovered that the little jars were prone to explode, due to a buildup of carbon dioxide inside. But since then there have been even more injuries – and they’ve also found that the mixture of water with “bath bombs” makes citric acid. To quote the recall notice: “This acid can get into consumersâ€™ eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.” Lovely.
In all, there have been 100 reports of exploding jars and 26 cases resulted in kids getting hurt, with injuries ranging from eye and skin irritation to one eye injury from a “projectile jar lid.”
The Spa Fantasy kits ($13-$50) were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target and other stores from August 2008 through August 2010. Need more details? Get ‘em here.