Consumer Alert: Fireworks Recall

By: News 10
By: News 10

Big Fireworks of Lansing, Michigan is voluntarily recalling nearly 5,000 fireworks because they are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, which is a violation of federal safety standards. This could result in a greater than expected explosion, posing a risk of burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.

The Super Lightning Rockets are stick-type rockets with 1 1/2-inch in diameter engine that is mounted on 32-inch wood stick. The engine is wrapped in black paper with a background of solar system and the writing "Super Rocket," in assorted colors. The rockets were sold in packs of four, and have item number GCR3150 printed on the front of the package and on the rocket engine.

The were sold at fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact Big Fireworks for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Big Fireworks toll-free at (866) 514-6225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bigfireworks.com.


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