Toy guns recalled because batteries can overheat and cause fire

Gel Blaster Surge 1.0 toy guns sold on the East Coast at Kitty Hawk stores and online at retailers, including Amazon, have been recalled because the batteries can overheat and ignite.

“The lithium-ion battery pack in the handle can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard,” according to an announcement with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The toy gun has a white body and is gray around the handle. The word “SURGE” is printed in orange on the side. A pineapple-shaped funnel that holds the ‘gellets’ is attached to the top and a black on/off switch is located on the back of the blaster.

“Gel Blaster has received 30 reports of smoking or fire near the gel blaster handle where the lithium-ion battery is located. No injuries were reported,” the company said.

People who bought the toy can contact Gel Blaster to get a prepaid mailer to return it and get a refund.

The toy guns sold for approximately $60 between August 2020 and October 2021.

For more information, contact Gel Blaster at 844-435-5387, between 9am and 6pm ET, Monday through Friday; send an email to; or go to the website, click on the menu on the left and select “security reminder”.


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