I don’t typically list CPSC recalls on Fridays but 2 items deal directly with 4th of July fireworks so I wanted to be sure everyone was aware before they make their way to the BBQs and parties!
The information below comes directly from the CPSC emails that I receive.
Hazard: The parachutes can become entangled in overhead power lines causing a shock hazard to users and bystanders.
Description: The recalled Oh Chute Parachute with streamers is a firework item with a light blue cylinder with white clouds. The model name is printed in triplicate on the front of the tube and FOA #2085 is on the lower back of the tube. This item is sold separately or in a box of four.
Sold by: Various fireworks stores nationwide from April 2007 through June 2008 for about $2.50 each and $8 a box.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08322.html
Hazard: The firework can produce a loud bang and unexpectedly, scatter debris, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Screech and Scream Fountain is a firework item with a yellow and red cylinder with red balls. The model name is printed on the front of the tube.
Sold at: Various fireworks stores nationwide from October 2006 through June 2008 for about $7.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08325.html