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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kmart Corp. is recalling some 38,600 pool pump water guns because the nozzle can unexpectedly come off and can be propelled, which could lead to injury. There have been four reports of injuries to children including cuts and bruises to the head and face, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The water guns, made in Hong Kong, are 15 inches long and are shaped like large syringes with a cone-shaped nozzle and either have an orange tube with green handle and nozzle or a yellow tube with blue handle and nozzle. When placed in a pool, they fill with water when the handle at the top is pulled and they shoot water when pushed. There are no inscriptions on the guns.

The guns, which sold for about $2, were available at Kmart stores nationwide from January 2004 through June 2004. Consumers should stop using the water guns and can return them to a Kmart store for full refund. Consumers can call 1-866-KMART4U anytime.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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