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

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  • by Anonymoua on Jul 25, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Voluntarily recalled his rockets??? trust me he knew they were coming??? That just makes him look good... Some dealer he sold them to notified him that CPSC was in and seized the rockets>>> Give Me A Break!!!!
  • by Pyro 1 Location: Wixom on Jun 30, 2010 at 05:32 AM
    ...overloaded with pyrotechnic composition ... causing a greater then expected explosion .... So What's the Problem!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    I am impressed that there is a recall, the odds of them getting any of these rockets back is slim to none, as they don't seem to be any worse than the illegal ones brought daily over the Indiana border.
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