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Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters Due to Injury Hazard



          Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters Due to Injury Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO )

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Air Mister

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

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 a.m. to 8
p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.target.com, click on Product
Recalls at the bottom of the page, and then select Sports, Outdoor &
Recreation.

Photos are available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13097.html.

Recall Details
Units: About 168,000
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of incidents of misters
shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 to May 2012
for approximately $2.50.
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufactured in: China
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 SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe
products.

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 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 resell this or any
other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:
SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.  Consumers can obtain this
news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.  To join a free
e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
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