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Toy gun recalled after posing fire hazard

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Oct 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-20 23:55:12-04

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission said over 60,000 Gel Blaster SURGE 1.0 toy guns have been recalled due to potential fire hazards.

According to the CPSC, the toy’s lithium-ion battery pack inside the handle can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Gel Blaster has received 30 reports of the toys overheating. There have been no reported injuries.

The CSPC said the toy has a white body and is gray around the handle. The word “SURGE” is printed in orange on the side.

The CSPC said customers can return the toy for a refund by calling Gel Blaster toll-free at 844-435-5387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Customers can also email recall@gelblaster.com, or go online at https://gelblaster.com/pages/safety-recall, for a refund.

The toys were sold at retailers and online, including Amazon.com, from August 2020 through October 2021 for about $60.