When Hasbro brought back again three basic Super Soakers this spring, I was really pumped — but now, two of them are currently being recalled. The US Purchaser Product or service Basic safety Commission (CPSC) has declared that the Tremendous Soaker XP20 and XP30 applied too much lead in the ink when the producer printed their labels, and must be immediately be returned to Hasbro for a comprehensive refund.
They have been completely bought at Goal in between March and July of this yr, and the CPSC suggests that Hasbro managed to ship some 52,900 of them so far. If you’re one of people approximately 53,000 customers, you can electronic mail [email protected] or click listed here for an on line form.
(If you are not confident which Super Soakers we’re talking about, take a look at the photos earlier mentioned and below.)
You also could be wondering: did these new Tremendous Soakers turn out any fantastic? I’ve only experienced a opportunity to attempt the blue Super Soaker XP100 so considerably, and… I can not say it is my beloved, but it is pleasurable. It shoots a wonderful sharp stream of drinking water, and I like how it’s now acquired a fast-release tank rather of owning to painstakingly screw and unscrew each time you want a refill.
Sad to say — most likely thanks to Hasbro utilizing the initial, typical pinch-set off mechanism, see BlasterHub’s evaluation right here — it also has a inclination to leak all in excess of the location, consistently dribbling or even spraying water out the stop if you pump it up to full strain.
I nonetheless want a CPS2000 rather. As just before, I’ll depart you with this excellent oral record of the Tremendous Soaker, and this video clip about the black NASA scientist, Lonnie Johnson, who originally came up with the notion.