CPSC, CSK Auto Announce Recall of Aqua Water Scooters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2005
Release #05-210
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 842-3070
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CSK Media Contact: (602) 631-7082

 

CPSC, CSK Auto Announce Recall of Aqua Water Scooters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Aqua Water Scooters

Units: About 2,200

Importer: CSK Auto Inc., of Phoenix. Ariz.

Hazard: Hydrogen gas can build up in the battery compartment and cause the battery cover and the battery package to forcefully expel from the product, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.  

Incidents/Injuries: CSK has received nine reports of the battery cover and/or the battery package being expelled from the water scooter, including three reports of facial injuries such as lacerations and bruising.

Description: The Aqua Water Scooter is a hand-held, battery-powered product used to propel swimmers through the water. The product has either a yellow or red plastic enclosure, a black plastic handle and propeller and a shark face on the front.

Sold at: Checker Auto Parts and Kragen Auto Parts stores in California, Arizona, Nevada and Minnesota, and on the firm's Web site from April 2005 to June 2005 for about $99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled water scooter immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CSK Auto at (800) 842-3070 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the CSK Web site at www.cskauto.com 

 Picture of Recalled Water Scooter