Zenith Specialties, Inc. Recalls Black Cat Finale Board Fireworks Device

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June 29, 1992

(301) 504-7908

Release # 92-105

 

Zenith Specialties, Inc. Recalls Black Cat Finale Board Fireworks Device

PRODUCT: Zenith Specialties, Inc.'s Black Cat Finale Board fireworks device. The device consists of four 18 inch tall tubes mounted on a 9-1/2 inch square board.

PROBLEM: The device may tip over during operation and fire its charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to discontinue use immediately and return fireworks device to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with any questions should call Zenith Specialties at (816) 885-6961.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zenith Specialties, Inc., Clinton, MO is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,140 "Black Cat Finale Board" fireworks devices. The Black Cat Finale Board is a display rack fireworks device consisting of four 18-inch tall tubes mounted on a 9-1/2 inch square board. The tubes are named "Sky Mirage," "Diamonds in the Sky," and two tubes are named "Golden Sparkling Lite." The labels on the tubes also read in part: "Black Cat *** Zenith Specialities, Clinton, MO 64735." The device may tip over during operation and fire the charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

Although the Commission is not aware of any incidents involving this particular product, the Commission is aware of one death involving a similar device, manufactured by another company, that tipped over and its charge allegedly struck a three-year-old in the head.

Since May 1991 these devices have been sold through approximately 25 wholesalers to retail stores nationwide. The device retailed for approximately $49.95.

Consumers are urged to immediately discontinue use of the Black Cat Finale Board and return the device to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Zenith Specialties at (816) 885-6961.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.