Hasbro Inc. Recall of Monster Rockets September 9, 2004

Hasbro Inc. Announces Recall of Monster Rockets

Name of product: Super Soaker Monster Rocket

Units: About 230,000

Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.

Hazard: The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders. In addition, the rocket’s tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury.

Description: The Super Soaker Monster Rocket is composed of a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin section. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base with a water pressure tank attached to one leg of the base. The tank, which has an orange cap, is connected to the pump mechanism, which launches the rocket using pressurized air and water. The water toy has the words “Monster Rocket” printed on the body of the rocket.

Sold at: Toys ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and other toy retailers nationwide sold the rockets from January 2004 through August 2004 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the rockets immediately and contact Hasbro to receive a replacement product of equal value.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should contact toll-free Hasbro Inc. at (866) 487-4737 anytime or log on to the company’s Web site at www.supersoaker.com