Children's spray foam cited; product explodes when overheated, CPSC says

Thursday, July 18th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Malibu, Calif., company is recalling 296,000 cans of children's spray foam that explode when they become too hot.

The aerosol ``Smatter'' foam, manufactured by Jakks Pacific Inc., is commonly used at birthday parties and celebrations. It was sold at toy and discount department stores nationwide from February through June 5.

The company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly announced the recall Thursday after receiving eight reports of the cans exploding, cracking two car windshields and injuring one child.

Cans of ``Original Smatter,'' ``Spit Smatter'' and ``Fatter Smatter'' with codes ''0492PT'' to ''0952PT'' on the bottom are being recalled. The cans say ``Smatter'' and the word ``Nickelodeon'' is printed on the orange handle.

For more information, call (800) 554-5516.