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Exploding Kittens Goggles Might Explode on You, Product Recall Issued

Tabletop article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30
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Today in ironic news, a product recall has been issued for the Exploding Kittens goggles included with their dodgeball card game Throw Throw Burrito. These safety glasses are meant to protect players from high flying burrito mayhem, but it seems that there is a risk that they could shatter and damage your eyes.

What are the Throw Throw Burrito Safety Goggles?

Throw Throw Burrito is a game by Exploding Kittens, a company created by the author of The Oatmeal. The Kickstarter campaign was wildly successful, raising more than $2.5 million on a campaign that had a $10,000 goal.

Part of the game involves throwing a plush burrito at another player. This would be why the safety goggles were included. Unfortunately, they have a risk of shattering and are subsequently being recalled.

The Exploding Kittens Goggles Recall

Here are the critical bits of the recall, straight from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Hazard:

The goggles contain glass lenses, posing a laceration hazard if shattered.

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Description:

This recall involves safety goggles sold with the prototype Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Going Pro Edition Dodgeball Card Outdoor Game sets. The goggles were sold with the game sets in a neon orange nylon drawstring backpack with the name of the game in black lettering.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Extreme Edition goggles and use scissors to cut the goggles down the flexible plastic center (above the nose bridge) and through the elastic strap. Exploding Kittens will replace the goggles with new safety-tested goggles upon receipt of an email with consumers’ mailing address and an image proving goggles have been destroyed. Exploding Kittens is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Thankfully, Exploding Kittens will be replacing the Throw Throw Burrito Safety Goggles. Simply e-mail [email protected] kittens.com or call (866) 777-7027 from 9:30 AM–4:00 PM Pacific Time to start the process to get your free replacement.

What do you think of the Exploding Kittens goggles being recalled? Are you going to get a replacement set for your game or is it not worth the trouble? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!