RECALL ALERT: Toy guns, birdbaths recalled due to fire hazards

Recall Alert: Toy guns, bird baths

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Manufacturers issued recalls on Thursday for toy guns and birdbaths that pose a risk of fire.

A toy gun was recalled after the manufacturer, Gel Blaster, received 30 reports of smoking or fire near the handle, where the battery is located.  The company said no injuries have been reported from the defect.

The Gel Blaster SURGE Model 1.0 was sold in stores and online nationwide from August 2020 through October 2021 for $60.

Gel Blaster SURGE 1.0

Gel Blaster is contacting known purchasers directly. Consumers that have not been contacted are encouraged to call or email the company to receive a prepaid mailer.

Once the product is returned, consumers will receive a full refund.

  • Call: Gel Blaster toll-free at 844-435-5387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Email:,
  • Online: and click on “Safety Recall” at the top of the page.


Backyard Nature Products recalled select birdbaths after receiving reports that the product caused overheating, smoking, fire and scorching to homes’ decking and siding.

The baths were sold in large retail stores and online nationwide from January 2010 through May 2022 for around $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled acrylic bird baths and contact the manufacturer to return them and receive a full refund.  The company will email prepaid shipping labels or send them by mail.

The recall involves Birds Choice hanging and pole-mounted acrylic birdbaths, which were sold in red, yellow and clear colors. The 14-inch-diameter birdbath includes a hanging chain and hook and pole mount.

Here is a list of each recalled models with its universal product code, which is found at the bottom of the back of the box:

SKU Description UPC
AAP206 Clear Pole Mounted Bird Bath 789453960030
AAP214 Red Pole Mounted Bird Bath 789453960047
AAP216 Yellow Pole Mounted Bird Bath 789453960054
AAH206 Clear Hanging Bird Bath 789453960009
AAH214 Red Hanging Bird Bath 789453960016
AAH216 Yellow Hanging Bird Bath 789453960023
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