Starr Display Fireworks Recalls Large Display Rack Fireworks Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

JUNE 28, 1993

(301) 504-7908

Release # 93-081a

 

Starr Display Fireworks Recalls Large Display Rack Fireworks Devices

PRODUCT: Approximately 150,000 Starr Display Fireworks #100, #200, and #300 four-shot rack fireworks display devices. The devices consist of four tall mortar tubes mounted on a wooden board or boards with a connecting single fuse. The fireworks display devices were manufactured from 1987 to the present and retailed for about $40.

PROBLEM: The fireworks display devices may tip over during operation and fire their charges horizontally or at various angles, resulting in death or serious injury to persons nearby.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to stop using these devices immediately and return them to the stores or stands where purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Starr Display Fireworks at (701) 428-3626.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Starr Display Fireworks, Kindred, ND is voluntarily recalling all its #100, #200, and #300 four-shot rack fireworks display devices. The affected fireworks display devices may tip over during operation and fire their charges horizontally or at various angles, resulting in death or serious injury to persons nearby. Although the Commission is not aware of any incidents involving these particular fireworks, the Commission knows of two deaths involving similar devices that tipped over and then struck and killed the victims.

The fireworks display devices were manufactured from 1987 to the present. The devices consist of four tall mortar tubes mounted on a wooden board or boards with a connecting single fuse.

The tubes, used in combinations of four on the display devices, which are the subject of this recall, are as follows:

Manufactured from 1987 to June 1992 - #100 Silver Palm, #100 Gold Palm, #100 Starr Mine, #100 Glittering Comet, #200 Crackling Delight, #200 Celestial Splender, #200 Mammoth Chrysanthemum, #200 Ring Shell, #200 Rain Willow, and #300 Four Effect.

Manufactured from July to October 1992 - #100 Silver Palm, #100 Gold Palm, #100 Star Mine, #200 Crackling Delight, #200 Celestial Splender, #200 Rain Willow, #200 Mammoth Chrysanthemum, #300 Three Color Changing Chrysanthemum, #300 Crackling Rose, #300 Galaxy of Strobing Stars, and #300 Green Apple Tree.

Manufactured from November 1992 to the present - #100 Silver Palm, #100 Golden Palm, #100 Three Color Changing, #100 Giant Glittering Comet, #100 Mammoth Chrysanthemum with Strobing Tail, #100 Mammoth Peony with Strobing Tail, #200 Golden Spider, #200 Celestial Splender, #200 Crackling Delight, #300 Color Changing Chrysanthemum, #300 Crackling Rose, #300 Galaxy of Strobing Stars, #300 Green Apple Tree, and #300 All American.

All of the affected fireworks tubes have labels that read in part, "Starr Display Fireworks, Fargo, North Dakota." Approximately 150,000 of these devices were sold through 100 wholesalers to retail outlets and stands nationwide. They retailed for approximately $40.

Consumers are urged to stop using these fireworks devices immediately. They present a risk of death or serious injury because they may tip over during operation. Consumers are encouraged to return these devices to the stores or stands where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Starr Display Fireworks at (701) 428-3626.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as a 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 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.