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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2003
Release # 03-153
Company Phone Number: (800) 554-5516
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, JAKKS Pacific Announce Recall of "Spit Smatter" Spray Foam

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: "Spit Smatter" Spray Foam

Units: About 1.3 million

Manufacturer: JAKKS Pacific Inc., of Malibu, Calif.

Hazard: The aerosol cans can forcefully break apart, posing a risk of serious injury to nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The Company has received four reports of the aerosol cans breaking apart, including one incident that resulted in a laceration injury to a consumer and several incidents involving property damage.

Description: The "Spit Smatter" spray comes in a pressurized can and emits a colored foam based on one of six brands: "Original Smatter," "Blueberry Smatter," "Banana Cream Smatter," "Lemon Meringue Smatter," and "Fatter Smatter." The brand name is printed on the can and the word "Nickelodeon" is printed on the orange trigger mechanism.

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide sold the "Spit Smatter" foam cans between February 2002 and June 2003 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the aerosol can away from children and contact the company for instructions on disposal and how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call JAKKS Pacific at (800) 554-5516 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, log on to the company's Web site at www.jakkspacific.com, or e-mail the company at smatterrecall@jakks.net.

Media Contact: Genna Goldberg at (310) 455-6235.

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