CPSC, Hasbro Inc. Announce Recall of SUPER SOAKER MONSTER ROCKET
Hasbro in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. To access color photos of recalled product, see below.
Name of product: SUPER SOAKER MONSTER ROCKET Units: About 230,000
Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders . In addition, the rocket’s tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury.
Hasbro has received four reports of the cap being unexpectedly projected off the rocket, resulting in three injuries, including a slight concussion and a cut requiring stitches. Additionally Hasbro has received four reports of children being struck by the descending rocket, including three cuts that required stitches.
The SUPER SOAKER MONSTER ROCKET is composed of a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin section. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base with a water pressure tank attached to one leg of the base. The tank, which has an orange cap, is connected to the pump mechanism, which launches the rocket using pressurized air and water. The water toy has the words “Monster Rocket” printed on the body of the rocket.
Toys ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and other toy retailers nationwide sold the rocketsfrom January 2004 through August 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rockets immediately and contact Hasbro to receive a replacement product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact toll-free Hasbro, Inc. at (866) 487-4737 anytime, or use this form.