As the nation readies for a traditionally explosive Fourth of July holiday weekend, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of potentially dangerous fireworks.
Big Fireworks of Lansing, Mich., in cooperation with the CPSC, is recalling 4,700 Super Lightning Rockets. The commission says the rockets exceed federal standards for pyrotechnic composition, which could result in a larger-than-expected explosion and burn anyone nearby. No injuries have been reported.
Super Lightning Rockets, which are made in China, were sold at fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20. The rockets are 1 1/2-inch in diameter, mounted on 32-inch wood sticks, wrapped in black paper with a solar system background and labeled "Super Rocket." The rockets were sold in packs of four, and have item number GCR3150 printed on the front of the package and on the firework itself.
The CPSC warns consumers to stop using Super Lightning Rockets immediately and contact Big Fireworks for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Contact Big Fireworks toll-free at (866) 514-6225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bigfireworks.com.
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