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Hasbro Recalling 230,000 Water Toys

Hasbro Recalling 230,000 Water Toys

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hasbro Inc. is recalling about 230,000 Super Soaker rockets because the water tank caps can be unexpectedly and forcibly thrust off, causing injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

There have been four reports of the cap being unexpectedly projected from the Super Soaker Monster Rocket, leading to three injuries, including a slight concussion and a cut that required stitches. There also have been four reports of children being hit by the descending rocket, which led to three cuts that needed stitches.

Selling for about $30, the toy has a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base, with the water pressure tank attached.

The words "Monster Rocket" are printed on the body of the rocket.

The toy, manufactured in China, was sold at Toys 'R' Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from January through August.

Consumers should stop using the toy rocket immediately and contact Rhode Island-based Hasbro toll-free at 866-487-4737 anytime, to receive a replacement product of equal value.

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

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