|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-1691
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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BJ Alan Co. Recalls "Thunderstick Rocket" Fireworks for Explosion Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Thunderstick Rocket Fireworks
Units: About 61,200 packages of six rockets
Distributor: BJ Alan Co., of Youngstown, Ohio
Hazard: These rockets are overloaded with flash powder, violating the regulatory standard for this product. During use, these fireworks could explode with a greater force than expected and cause burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The products are a stick-type rocket with a 4-inch long, ½-inch in diameter engine mounted on a wooden stick approximately 16-inches long. The engine is wrapped in blue or purple paper with a picture of a rocket, and the writing, "Phantom Fireworks Thunder Stick Rocket."
Sold at: Phantom Fireworks showrooms nationwide from December 2005 through June 2006 for about $10 per package of six rockets.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact B.J. Alan Company for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BJ Alan Co. at (800) 777-1691 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fireworks.com
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