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Pool Toys Recalled by Wild Planet Toys [09/12/2006]

Pool Toys Recalled by Wild Planet Toys Due to Risk of Impalement Injury to Children

CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should immediately contact the Company for refund or replacement.

Name of Product: Jet Streamers(tm) Water Blasters Pool Toys

Units: About 273,000

Manufacturer: Wild Planet Toys Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: The Jet Streamers(tm) 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, "(c)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.

Sold by: 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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: help@wildplanet.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06248.html






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