Children’s Aromatherapy Kits Recalled Again, Following 13 New Injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with JAKKS Pacific®, just re-announced a recall of 516,000 Spa Factory™<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Consumers are being advised to immediately take the toy’s jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes. Consumers are also being advised to only use jars that have lids with vent holes.

This children’s product was originally recalled in January 2009; the original recall notice can be accessed here.

Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The flying pieces also can cause property damage. Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers’ eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.

As of January 2009, CPSC had received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries to children. Since that time, CPSC has received 12 additional reports of exploding unvented jars of JAKKS’ Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 13 additional reported injuries. The new injuries include irritated eyes, irritated skin, and one eye injury from projectile jar lids.

JAKKS Pacific® Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, and other stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2010. They sold for between $13 and $50 and continue to be available in some stores.

Consumers should immediately take the toy’s jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes, and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes. JAKKS can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s website at www.myspafactory.com; or by emailing the firm at caps@jakks.net

This recall includes products with the following models, item numbers, and UPC bar codes:

• Spa Factory™ Bath Benefits™ Kit: Item Number 37836 and UPC Bar Code 22876-37836-6

• Spa Factory™ Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain: Item Number 37908 and UPC Bar Code 22876-37908-0

• Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain: Item Number 37837 and UPC Bar Code 22876-37837-3

• Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain: Item Number 54892 and UPC Bar Code 22876-54892-9

• Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain: Item Number 54857 and UPC Bar Code 22876-54857-8

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