By Susan Lasser, J.D.
The sticker on the children’s toy contains lead levels that violate federal rules.
Hasbro, Inc., of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is recalling about 52,900 Super Soaker XP 20 and Super Soaker XP 30 Water Blaster toys because the decorative sticker on the water tank of the water blaster toys contains levels of lead in the ink that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-168, August 19, 2020).
Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Product description. The recall involves the Super Soaker XP20 (E6286), which is a green and orange hand-held water blaster, and the XP 30 (E6289), which is an orange and blue hand-held water blaster. "Nerf Super Soaker" and the model number are printed on the sticker on the side of the water blaster.
The water blasters were manufactured in India. The toys were sold at Target from March 2020 to July 2020, for about $8 (XP 20) and $13 (XP 30).
Remedy. Consumers should take the recalled toy away from children immediately and contact Hasbro, Inc. for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund. Consumers will be asked to unscrew the tank from the blaster and return the tank to the manufacturer using a prepaid postage label for the full refund.
Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Hasbro, Inc. at 888-664-3323 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Fridays; or by e-mail at [email protected]; or online at https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us and click on "MORE INFO" at the bottom of the page.
Companies: Hasbro, Inc.
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