July 2, 2003


JAKKS Pacific Announces Recall of "Spit Smatter" Spray Foam


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.

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 http://www.jakkspacific.com/smatter.shtml, or e-mail the company at smatterrecall@jakks.net.

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