Jet Streamers(tm) Water Blasters Pool Toys
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
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
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, or
email the firm at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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