A toy gun was issued a recall due to the risk of a fire hazard.
These guns have a battery that could overheat and ignite, starting a fire.
The recall is for the Gel Blaster SURGE Model 1.0, which have been sold at multiple stores between August of 2020 and October of 2021.
More about the toy gun that was issued a recall over fire hazard risk
According to My Twin Tiers, the guns are white with gray around the handle. “SURGE” can be seen printed in orange along the side of the gun.
The top has a pineapple shaped clear container which holds gellets and a black switch on the back to turn it on and off.
There have been 30 reports made to Gel Blaster LLC about the gun smoking or catching fire near the middle of the gun where the battery is located.
One woman reported the issue, saying her son’s toy gun caught on fire overnight while on the charger. It was plugged in around 10 p.m. and 6 hours later set off their smoke detectors.
When checked, the gun was on fire on the kitchen counter. They were able to put the fire out and suffered smoke damage in their home.
The house was cleaned and they replaced air filters. Despite this, they needed to hire someone to clean the air to get rid of the smell.
No injuries have been reported, and anyone with the gun should return it to Gel Blaster for a prepaid package to send it back. You’ll receive a full refund.
You can contact Gel Blaster between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 844-435-5387 or by emailing them at [email protected]
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