FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 1994
Release # 94-099
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following brands of multiple-tube fireworks, which consist of seven 11-inch mortar tubes with a single connecting fuse, are being RECALLED:
- About 2,750 "GORILLA BOMB II," "BOMBARD," and "ALIEN INVASION" fireworks, distributed by ATLAS IMPORTS, INC. in South Carolina from December 1993 to June 1994;
- About 600 "GORILLA BOMB II" fireworks distributed by NEPTUNE FIREWORKS, INC. in Florida from April to June 1994;
- About 300 "BOMBARD" fireworks distributed by SHELTON FIREWORKS, INC. in Missouri from April 15 to May 15, 1994;
- About 64 "BOMBARD" fireworks distributed by REICHENBACH FIREWORKS COMPANY in Montana and Washington in May 1994.
- About 200 "BOMBARD 7 SHOTS" fireworks distributed by BETHANY SALES CO., INC in Illinois and Wisconsin from March 1994 to May 1994.
During use, these fireworks may tip over and fire horizontally or at various angles, killing or seriously injuring people nearby. The CPSC knows of incidents where fireworks similar to these tipped over and killed two people.
Although most of the recalled fireworks met current federal requirements, the Commission has initiated a rulemaking proceeding to address the tip over hazard.
Consumers should stop using these fireworks immediately and return them to the stores or stands where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information, call:
ATLAS (Myrtle Beach, S.C.): (803) 238-2110
NEPTUNE (Dania, Fla.): (305) 920-6770
REICHENBACH (Billings, Mont.): (406) 248-1150
SHELTON (Eaglesville, Mo.): (816) 867-5332
BETHANY (Bethany, IL.): (217) 665-3396
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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