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Spa FactoryTM Aromatherapy Fountain and Bath BenefitsTM Kits

Starting date:
February 1, 2009
Posting date:
February 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Cosmetics, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001908

Affected products

Spa FactoryTM Aromatherapy Fountain and Bath BenefitsTM Kits

Product description

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.
Model UPC Item Number
Spa Factory™ Bath Benefits™ Kit 22876-54896-7 54896
Spa Factory™ Deluxe Spa Fantasty Aromatherapy Fountain 22876-37908-0 37908
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 22876-54856-1 54856
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 22876-54892-9 54892-48

Hazard identified

Pressure from the build up of carbon dioxide in the jars of the Bath Bombs/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.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these jars. However, JAKKS and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries.

Number sold

A total of 8,488 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2008 to January 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
JAKKS Pacific Inc.
Malibu
California
UNITED STATES
Retailer
Loblaws Companies Ltd.
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Toys R Us
Concord
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Walmart Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-800-328-0402 (Option 3)
Retailer
Zellers Inc.
Hudson's Bay Company
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

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, consumers can 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, or email the firm at caps@jakks.net.