November 15, 2001
JA-RU Recalls "Blast Balls" Toys
Jacksonville, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- JA-RU Inc.
about 43,000 "Blast
Balls" toys. When struck together, the toys create a cracking sound similar
to that of a cap gun. The directions instruct consumers to strike one ball
against the other in the palm of hand to create the cracking sound. When
consumers strike the "Blast Balls" together, sparks can ignite, posing a
JA-RU has received six reports of injuries, including minor burns to hands
The recalled toys are packaged as "Super Bang...Blast Balls". The balls are
sold two in a pack, in a variety of colors.
Convenience and novelty stores nationwide sold these toys from June 2001
through October 2001 for about $2.
Consumers should immediately stop using the "Blast Balls" and contact JA-RU
for a refund. Consumers can contact JA-RU at (800) 231- 3470 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.