Recall Reannounced for Aromatherapy Kits Due to Risk of Explosion


November 02, 2010

A recall has been reannounced for over 500,000 Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits that were originally recalled in January 2009 because of a risk of explosion and projectile injuries. The children’s toy has been determined to be unsafe because the pressure created by the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies may cause the non-vented lids to be blown off of the jars creating explosion and projectile dangers.

This product was originally recalled in 2009 following the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) receiving 88 reports of exploding jars. Thirteen of those injured in the incidents that led to the original recall were children. The recall has been reannounced because 12 additional incidents involving exploding jars have been reported since the original recall. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing families injured by dangerous and defective products throughout the State of Georgia for over 25 years.

The children’s toy subject to this recall was sold by many national chains including Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club from August 2008 through August 2010. The CPSC has recommended that the product should be immediately taken away from children to avoid risk of injury. According to the CPSC, the exploding jars have caused eye and skin injuries, and the mixture of water with the Bath Bomb/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid which causes irritation to consumer’s eyes.

Any jars without vent holes should be discarded, and consumers can contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes, which will prevent the pressure from building up inside the jar. If a person has been injured by this defective product, they should seek immediate legal advice to determine how to best obtain compensation for their injuries. There are strict time limits within which such claims must be brought so it is important to get legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. To read the Consumer Product Safety Commisions' Recall notice and for more specific information about the products involved, visit cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11011.html.

The attorneys at Montlick and Associates assist those throughout Georgia who are injured by defective products. If you or someone you love is injured by a defective product, call Montlick & Associates today to see how our Georgia products liability lawyers can help. We are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.

Category: Personal Injury

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