Consumer Product Safety

Attentions in Using Jet Stream Bath""

March 23, 2001

Attentions in Using "Jet Stream Bath" (Calling Attention)

March 23, 2001
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

As for Jet Stream Bath used at home, pay attention to the followings.

1. Characteristics of Jet Stream Bath

The jet stream bath is a bathtub with a bubble and jet stream generator, which circulates air and water and is frequently used at home due to the health conservation boom.

Last year, in a house using this product, there was an accident that the hair was sucked in the suction port of hot water.

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2.Attention in Use

In using the aforementioned jet stream bath, it is required to pay attention to the follows.

  • Never operate this product, when only the children take bath.
  • Don't operate it with a cover or a filter of the suction port loosened or detached.
  • Don't cover the suction port by a part of the body.
  • Don't dive under water in the bathtub when it is operated.
  • Especially to persons wearing their hair long, don't take bath with letting hair hang.

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3. Measures Taken by Companies

Based on the occurrence of the aforementioned accident, from 2000, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has instructed the manufacturing and sales companies of the jet stream baths to quickly devise the counter plan such as replacement of components of the products which have possibility of causing such an accident.

Responding thereto, the manufacturing and sales companies of the jet stream baths set up a "Jet Stream Bath Association" and provide free replacements for the components of the suction port of the products having possibility of causing such accident.

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4. Replacement of Components

If you use a product thought to be a jet stream bath at home and didn't confirm whether the replacement of the components are required or not, immediately make contact with a contact number of the following 5. And if the product is required to replace the components, quickly replace the components.

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5. List of Contact Numbers

As for the products used at home, the names of the manufacturing companies, etc., are described on the product body, the remote control box, the pump part, or a drain plug stop.

If you can identify the manufacturer's name, please make contact with the contact number (1) of the appropriate manufacturing company.

If you cannot identify the manufacturer's name, please make contact with the following contact number (2) of the jet stream bath association.

  • (1) Contact number of Manufacturing and Sales Companies (The number starting from 0120 is a free dial.)
Contact number of Manufacturing and Sales Companies
Manufacturer' Names, Etc. Contact Number
INAX Corp. INAX 0120 - 1794 - 00
Air Water Inc.
(Change the name to Air Water Living Inc. from February 2001)
Air Water
(Daido Hokusan (former name of the company)
0120 - 262 - 906
EMOTO Industries Co., Ltd. EMOTO 0120 - 302 - 491
Osaka Gas Jutaku Setsubi Co., Ltd. Osaka Gas Jutaku Setsubi 0120 - 135 - 498
KUBOTA Corporation Kubota 0120 - 483 - 760
Cleanup Co., Ltd. Cleanup 0120 - 227 - 182
Corona Co., Ltd. CORONA 0120 - 623 - 238
0256 - 32 - 2111
Sun Wave Corporation Sunwave 0120 - 190 - 5219
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. SEKISUI 0120 - 301 - 373
Takara Standard Co., Ltd. Takara Standard
Takara standard
0120 - 200 - 805
048 - 159 - 6041
CHOFU SEISAKUSHO Co. Ltd. CHOFU 0120 - 203 - 302
0832 - 48 - 1111
TOKYO GAS HOUSING Co., Ltd. TOKYO GAS HOUSING 0120 - 112 - 397
TOSHIBA Carrier Corporation TOSHIBA 0120 - 098 - 782
0545 - 62 - 5596
TOTO Ltd. TOTO 0120 - 232 - 268
TOSTEM Corporation TOSTEM 0120 - 201 - 655
NIKKO Company NIKKO 0120 - 862 - 501
NIPPORIKAKO Co., Ltd. NIPPORIKAKO 0120 - 074 - 576
NORITZ Corporation NORITZ 0120 - 018 - 170
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. HITACHI 0120 - 10 - 2471
Matsusita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. National 0120 - 690 - 608
06 - 6906 - 4326
Matsusita Electric Works, Ltd. National
Matsusita Denko
0120 - 120 - 703
  • (2) Contact Number of Jet Stream Bath Association
    TEL:
    0298 - 33 - 1076 (9:00 - 17:30)
    FAX:
    0298 - 33 - 1090 (24 hours)
(Reference)
No replacement of the components is required for the products of the following manufacturing and sales companies.

Sankyo Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd., Cera Trading Co., Ltd., NAS Stainless Co., Ltd.,
Bridgestone Corporation, MIKADO Corporation, YAMAHA LIVINGTEC Corporation, and WAKO Manufacturing.

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