July 02, 2003CPSC, JAKKS Pacific Announce Recall of
"Smatter" Spray Foam
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in
voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: "Smatter" Spray Foam
Units:About 1.3 million
Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.
Hazard: The aerosol cans can forcefully break apart, posing a risk of
serious injury to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The Company has received four reports of the aerosol
cans breaking apart, including one incident that resulted in a laceration
injury to a consumer and several incidents involving property damage.
Description: The "Smatter" spray comes in a pressurized can and emits a
colored foam based on one of six brands: "Original Smatter," "Blueberry
Smatter," "Banana Cream Smatter," "Lemon Meringue Smatter," and "Fatter
Smatter." The brand name is printed on the can and the word "Nickelodeon" is
printed on the orange trigger mechanism.
Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide sold the "Smatter"
foam cans between February 2002 and June 2003 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the aerosol can away from children
and contact the company for instructions on disposal and how to receive a
Consumer Contact: Call JAKKS Pacific at (800) 554-5516 between 8:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at email@example.com.
Media Contact: Genna Goldberg at (310) 455-6235.