When Hasbro brought back three classic Super 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 announced that the Tremendous Soaker XP20 and XP30 used an excessive amount of lead within the ink when the producer printed their labels, and needs to be instantly be returned to Hasbro for a full refund.
They have been completely bought at Goal between March and July of this 12 months, and the CPSC says that Hasbro managed to ship some 52,900 of them up to now. In the event you’re a type of almost 53,000 consumers, you possibly can e-mail SuperSoakerRecall@Hasbro.com or click here for a web based kind.
(In the event you’re unsure which Tremendous Soakers we’re speaking about, check out the images above and under.)
You additionally could be questioning: did these new Tremendous Soakers end up any good? I’ve solely had an opportunity to attempt 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 a substitute of getting to painstakingly screw and unscrew each time you want a refill.
Sadly — maybe as a consequence of Hasbro utilizing the unique, basic pinch-trigger mechanism, see BlasterHub’s review here — it additionally tends to leak far and wide, continually dribbling and even spraying water out the tip for those who pump it as much as full strain.
I nonetheless desire a CPS2000 as a substitute. As earlier than, I’ll go away you with this excellent oral history of the Super Soaker, and this video concerning the black NASA scientist, Lonnie Johnson, who initially got here up with the thought.