Hasbro Inc. Recalls to Repair Nerf Blasters; Child's Skin Can Get Caught in Plunger of the Toy



    LONGUEUIL, QC, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Nerf today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Health Canada has been
advised.

    Names of Products: Nerf(TM) N-Strike Recon Blasters

    Units: About 9,900 units

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

    Hazard: The blaster's plunger can pull the user's skin during firing of
the toy blaster resulting in injury to the face, neck, and/or chest.

    Incidents/Injuries: 44 reports of bruising, abrasions, pinching/pinch
marks, blood blisters and welts involving children ages 4 - 12 have been made
in the USA and 2 reports of pinching in Canada.

    Description: This recall involves the Nerf N-Strike Recon CS-6 Blasters
for children age 6 and up. The toy blaster is yellow with a black handle and
orange plunger, trigger, and reload clip. The word "NERF" in black lettering
is on both sides of the blaster and the word "ARMED" is indented on the orange
plunger. "RECON CS-6" is on the gray cocking mechanism. There are five
interchangeable parts including the shoulder stock, the flip-up sight, barrel
extension, quick re-load clip and dual-mode light beam. Model number 63552 and
UPC code 653569272021 can be found on the packaging. Only blasters with an
exposed orange plunger are included in this recall.

    Sold at: Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Zellers, discount stores and toy stores
nationwide from November 2007 through August 2008 for about $25.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy blasters away
from children and contact Hasbro for a free cylindrical cover to prevent
additional injuries.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Hasbro toll-free at
(800) 327-8264 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.hasbro.com/nerf.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Marisa Pedatella, Hasbro, Inc., (905) 238-3374,
ext. 282, mpedatella@hasbrocan.com

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