The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Minnesota-based retail giant, Target Corp., announced today that they would be recalling misting spray bottles, known as Air Misters, due to defects. According to a CPSC press release, approximately 168,000 units of the product will be affected by the recall.
Officials say the devices are hand held bottles that fan a mist of water of the body of the user as a personal cooling device. The product comes in numerous colors and was sold at Target stores nationwide from February of 2012 to May of 2012 at a cost of around $2.50 per unit.
The units were deemed to have a Product Liability issue due to a design defect after several reports came in of the plastic that creates a housing for the devices had shattered into sharp pieces and left several consumers with injuries. The broken pieces led to one consumer suffering cuts as a result of the product breaking upon sudden impact.
Anyone who is in possession of one of the affected Misters has been instructed to halt use of the device immediately. They should then return the defective product to the Target store where it was purchased for a full refund.
The personal injury lawyers in Richmond with Geoff McDonald & Associates recognize the dangers that using a defective product can present to consumers and may be able to help if you have been injured by a product that did not work as it was designed to.