|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-3957
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fireworks Over America Recalls Fireworks Due to Shock 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: Oh Chute Parachute with Streamer Fireworks
Units: About 84,250
Distributor: Fireworks Over America, of Springfield, Mo.
Hazard: The parachutes can become entangled in overhead power lines causing a shock hazard to users and bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Fireworks Over America has received one report of entanglement, in which a consumer’s hand was burned and shocked.
Description: The recalled Oh Chute Parachute with streamers is a firework item with a light blue cylinder with white clouds. The model name is printed in triplicate on the front of the tube and FOA #2085 is on the lower back of the tube. This item is sold separately or in a box of four.
Sold by: Various fireworks stores nationwide from April 2007 through June 2008 for about $2.50 each and $8 a box.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to either the place of purchase or Fireworks Over America for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fireworks Over America at (800) 345-3957 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m, CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.fireworksoveramerica.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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