|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-1691
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
BJ Alan Co. Recalls "Thunderstick Rocket" Fireworks for Explosion Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Thunderstick Rocket Fireworks
Units: About 61,200 packages of six rockets
Distributor: BJ Alan Co., of Youngstown, Ohio
Hazard: These rockets are overloaded with flash powder, violating the regulatory standard for this product. During use, these fireworks could explode with a greater force than expected and cause burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The products are a stick-type rocket with a 4-inch long, ½-inch in diameter engine mounted on a wooden stick approximately 16-inches long. The engine is wrapped in blue or purple paper with a picture of a rocket, and the writing, "Phantom Fireworks Thunder Stick Rocket."
Sold at: Phantom Fireworks showrooms nationwide from December 2005 through June 2006 for about $10 per package of six rockets.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact B.J. Alan Company for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BJ Alan Co. at (800) 777-1691 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fireworks.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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