November 15, 2001
Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 43,000 "Blast
Balls" toys. When struck together, the toys create a cracking sound
similar to that of a cap gun. The directions instruct consumers to strike one
ball against the other in the palm of hand to create the cracking sound. When
consumers strike the "Blast Balls" together, sparks can ignite,
posing a burn hazard. JA-RU has received six reports of injuries, including
minor burns to hands and fingers.
The recalled toys are packaged as "Super Bang...Blast Balls". The balls are sold two in a pack, in a variety of colors. Convenience and novelty stores nationwide sold these toys from June 2001 through October 2001 for about $2.
Consumers should immediately stop using the "Blast Balls" and contact JA-RU for a refund. Consumers can contact JA-RU at (800) 231- 3470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.