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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 1995

Release # 95-068
CPSC: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1193

CPSC & Kenner Announce Recall of "Colorblaster" 3-D Spray Art Toy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kenner Products is announcing a voluntary recall of 176,000 Colorblaster 3-D model 14290.11 spray art design toys. The toy uses a pump to pressurize air in a plastic cylinder. When the toy is over-pumped, the orange pump handle and purple cap can fly off the base, possibly hitting a child using the toy, and causing facial injury.

Kenner Products informed CPSC of this potential hazard after the company received reports of eight injuries which occurred when the pump handle and cap assembly blew out of the base and struck the pump operator.

Kenner sold the Colorblaster 3-Ds nationally through wholesale and retail outlets between August 1994 and January 1995 for $26.99 each.

This recall only affects Colorblaster 3-D, which can be identified by its orange handle and purple cap, and does not include other Colorblaster products.

Consumers who own the Colorblaster 3-D should return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can call Kenner toll-free at (800) 327-8264 for a pre-paid mailing label to send the purple handle and cap to the company for a full refund at Kenner Products, c/o Colorblaster Recall, P.O. Box 1992 Pawtucket, R.I. 02860-1992. Consumers with questions should call the company at the above toll-free number.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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