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Target Recalls Hand-Held Air Misters

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Target is conducting a voluntary recall of a hand-held air mister. The product can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled misters and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

The recall concerns about 168,000 hand-held devices manufactured in China and designed to spray a mist for personal cooling. The air misters are 8 inches tall and hold 2 ounces of water at the fill line. They are clear plastic cylinders with colored tops and bases. The tops and bases come in black, blue, green and pink. A nylon carrying strap is attached to the tops. Instructions for use are written in white lettering on the outside of the clear plastic cylinder.

Target has received three reports of incidents of misters shattering, including one in which a consumer received lacerations.

Target stores sold the misters exclusively from February 2012 to May 2012 for approximately $2.50.