July 17, 2003CPSC, Midwest Announce Recall of Toad
following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless
Name of product: Toad Lawn Ball Sprinkler
Manufacturer: Midwest, of Cannon Falls, Minn.
Hazard: A small hose inside the toad can fail, allowing water to fill the
toad's cavity. The increased water pressure can cause the toad to explode,
posing the risk of injury to anyone nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight incidents involving the lawn balls
exploding, though no injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The green, frog-shaped sprinkler is 6 1/2 inches long, 6 1/2
inches wide and 7 inches tall. The recalled lawn balls have a label on the
bottom that includes the model number 738449 508893 and the words, "Made in
Sold at: Drug, flower, garden, and gift stores nationwide sold the
sprinklers from August 2002 through June 2003 for between $25 and $30.
Remedy: The sprinklers should be returned to the place of purchase for a
Consumer Contact: For more information about the recall, consumers can call
Midwest at (800) 776-2075 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through