Two of Hasbro’s remastered Tremendous Soakers are being recalled
When Hasbro introduced again three basic Tremendous Soakers this spring, I used to be fairly pumped — however now, two of them are being recalled. The US Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC) has introduced that the Tremendous Soaker XP20 and XP30 used an excessive amount of lead within the ink when the producer printed their labels, and must be instantly be returned to Hasbro for a full refund.
They have been solely bought at Goal between March and July of this yr, and the CPSC says that Hasbro managed to ship some 52,900 of them up to now. Should you’re a kind of practically 53,000 patrons, you possibly can e mail SuperSoakerRecall@Hasbro.com or click on right here for an internet kind.
(Should you’re undecided which Tremendous Soakers we’re speaking about, check out the photographs above and under.)
You additionally is perhaps questioning: did these new Tremendous Soakers prove any good? I’ve solely had an opportunity to strive the blue Tremendous Soaker XP100 up to now, and… I can’t say it’s my favourite, however it’s enjoyable. It shoots a pleasant sharp stream of water, and I like the way it’s now acquired a quick-release tank as an alternative of getting to painstakingly screw and unscrew each time you want a refill.
Sadly — maybe on account of Hasbro utilizing the unique, basic pinch-trigger mechanism, see BlasterHub’s overview right here — it additionally tends to leak everywhere, continuously dribbling and even spraying water out the tip in case you pump it as much as full strain.
I nonetheless desire a CPS2000 as an alternative. As earlier than, I’ll depart you with this glorious oral historical past of the Tremendous Soaker, and this video in regards to the black NASA scientist, Lonnie Johnson, who initially got here up with the concept.
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