January 21, 1999KMC USA Inc. Recalls Flammable
Franklin Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KMC USA Inc. is recalling more than
190,000 cans of Party Time "Happy String." The product is hazardous if sprayed
near an open flame due to the flammability of the propellant. Because it is a flammable
product intended for use by children, it is a banned hazardous substance. Use of the spray
string around flame sources, such as candles, could result in serious burns.
CPSC is aware of two reports of burns resulting from the use of this spray string. A
4-year-old boy that was burned when some of the string ignited while he was blowing out
candles on his birthday cake. He suffered first- and second-degree burns on his face and
arm. A woman sustained burns on her ear in another incident.
Party Time Happy String comes in round metal spray containers about 5-inches high. The
cans are mostly white, with various color plastic caps, and contain 1.75 ounces of liquid
chemical. "PARTY TIME" is written on the can in different colored block letters,
and "Happy String" is depicted as if it is being sprayed from a can of the spray
string. Additional writing on the cans include, "MADE IN KOREA" . . .
"IDEAL FOR DECORATING WALLS, TABLES, TREES, PEOPLE, ANYTHING..."
"Dollar Tree," "Dollar Bills" and "Only $1" stores
nationwide sold the spray string between October 1998 and January 1999 for about $1.
Consumers should take this spray string away from children and stop using it immediately.
It can be returned to any Dollar Tree store for a refund. For more information, call
Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 anytime.
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