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Massive Fireworks Recall in Three States

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June 27, 2019 -- Days before July Fourth celebrations across the country, federal officials have ordered a recall of almost 40,000 fireworks sold in three states because they’re too powerful.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled products from:

  • Grandma’s Fireworks in Indiana
  • GS Fireworks in Michigan
  • Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks in Michigan
  • Keystone Fireworks in Pennsylvania

These recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce a booming sound. Overloaded fireworks can result in a bigger than expected explosion, posing blast and burn hazards to consumers.

Grandma’s Fireworks in Indiana had the largest recall: 25,000 pieces from 18 fireworks ranging in price from $20 to $50 a pack. The recall covers fireworks bought from January 2009 to April 2019. You can go the Consumer Product Safety Commission website to find a full list of recalled products. The commission says two boys were injured using the broken end of one of the recalled products. One of the boys lost a hand in the explosion.

Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks in Michigan has 22 fireworks on the recall list. They were sold from January 2017 to July 2018, ranging in price from $100 to $125. The CPSC also has a full list of recalled products from that company.

Keystone’s recall includes about 1,660 G-Force Fireworks sold at a Pennsylvania location between November 2018 and May 2019. The box of fireworks is about $60. The CPSC has a full list of its recalled products.

The GS Fireworks recall includes 26 products sold at stores in Michigan. See the CPSC site for a full list of recalls from that company.

Customers can return any of the recalled products for a full refund and are urged not to use them.

WebMD Health News Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD on June 27, 2019

Sources

Consumer Product Safety Commission: “GS Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at GS Fireworks,” “Keystone Recalls G-Force Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standard; Explosion and Burn Hazards,” “Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Patriot Pyrotechnics,” “Grandma’s Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standards; Explosion and Burn Hazards.”

CBS Sacramento: “Nearly 40,000 Fireworks Recalled Ahead Of July 4th.”

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