May 21, 2002Rose Art Industries Has Recalled Cotton
- Rose Art Industries Inc. has recalled about 188,000 cotton candy
machines. The motors on the cotton candy machines can jam and overheat,
posing a fire hazard. Additionally, the heating unit can be activated
without the spinner in place, presenting a risk of burn to consumers.
CPSC and Rose Art have received 225 reports of the machines overheating.
There have been three reports of fire, one resulting in an estimated $2,000
in property damage. CPSC has received a report of two unconfirmed minor
The recalled cotton candy machines have either a blue or a purple base and a
clear plastic cover. The words "The Real Cotton Candy Machine" are printed
in a rainbow of colors on the base of the machine and on the packaging. The
product is marketed for children ages 10 and up. The cotton candy machines
were made in China.
Toy and discount stores sold these cotton candy machines nationwide from
September 2001 through April 2002 for about $27.
Consumers should stop using these cotton candy machines immediately and
contact Rose Art at (888) 262-4474 anytime for a free replacement motor
unit, and free samples of flavored sugar to make cotton candy. For more
information, consumers can visit the firm's web site at www.roseart.com.