Target’s Air Misters

Target Corp. is voluntarily recalling their hand-held Air Misters designed to spray mist for personal cooling because these misters apparently pose a risk of shattering during use.  According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.”  Here at LawInfo.com, we try to stay up to date with current product recalls in order to inform our readers about products that may harm them.  Below is more information about the recalled Air Misters.

Product Information:

  • Product Name: Air Mister
  • Manufactured In: China
  • Units: About 168,000
  • Places Sold:  Sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide
  • Dates Sold at Target: From February 2012 to May 2012
  • Price of Product: Approximately $2.50
  • Reason for Recall:  The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard
  • Product Description:
    • 8 inches tall
    • Holds 2 ounces of water
    • They are clear plastic cylinders
    • The plastic cylinders have colored tops and bases, which come in black, blue, green and pink
    • A nylon carrying strap is attached to the tops

Visit the CPSC recall page to see a picture of the recalled Air Mister.

Injuries To Date:

  • To date, Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering.
  • One of the reports of shattering also caused lacerations to the consumer.

Refund:

If you or a loved one has purchased the recalled Air Mister, it is important to stop using the product immediately.  Furthermore, you should return the recalled product to any Target store for a full refund.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the recall, consumers may contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 or online at www.target.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page, and then select “Sports, Outdoor & Recreation.”  You may also contact The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by calling (800) 638-2772.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.  It would be beneficial to speak to an attorney specializing in products liability.  Most of the attorneys here at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations.  It would be advantageous to at least discuss your case with an attorney to get some feedback.