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Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters Due to Injury Hazard

Posted By News Staff On Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am In News | No Comments

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Target is recalling the Air Mister because it can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The Air Misters can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard [1]

The Air Misters can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard

Product Information

Name of Product: Air Mister

Units: About 168,000

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, MN.

Hazard: The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.

Description: The recall is for hand-held devices designed to spray a mist for personal cooling. The Air Misters are 8 inches tall and hold 2 ounces of water at the “Fill” line. They are clear plastic cylinders with colored tops and bases. The tops and bases come in black, blue, green and pink. A nylon carrying strap is attached to the tops. Instructions for use are written in white lettering on the outside of the clear plastic cylinder.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 to May 2012 for approximately $2.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled misters and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Target Guest Relations, at 800.440.0680 from 7:00am to 8:00pm CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com [2], click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page, and then select Sports, Outdoor & Recreation.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov [3]

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov [3] or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov [4], on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.


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