Some things are best left to professionals. In this age of everything DIY, there are kits out there for amateurs to put just about anything together. Most kits are for products that are rather benign and would pose no possible damage, right? Wrong. Apparently, even bath bombs (or kits to make them rather) can be dangerous!
Products for DIY "Spa" kits made by U.S. company JAKKS have been recalled due to exploding containers with ingredients for making bath bombs or bath fizzies. I'm guessing that the geniuses at JAKKS didn't find a problem with pre-packaging the citric acid and baking soda together in the same container, therefore causing the problem. If moisture gets into the container, it can easily cause expansion (I think everyone knows how baking soda likes to "absorb" things)- therefore exploding.
Apparently several people, including children, have been injured. The company's solution is to offer a replacement cap for the container that has two holes drilled in the top. I have to ask; wouldn't it be easier to just separate the ingredients??? I promise you that citric acid and baking soda by themselves don't have a chance of exploding.
What bothers me the most about this is that the company selling the
se kits obviously doesn't have a basic understanding of the science behind bath bombs (or probably anything else they sell), yet they are marketing to the public that they should be trusted as experts- "here, buy our kits- no experience required because we show you how!" Apparently not. Let the lawsuits begin...