|July 13, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Mammoth Smoke Fountain
Units: About 3,000
Distributor/Manufacturer: BJ Alan Co., of Youngstown, Ohio
Hazard: The device can unexpectedly propel on the ground or unintentionally explode during use, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: BJ Alan Co. has received two reports of incidents in which the product propelled on ground or exploded. One incident resulted in a minor burn to a consumer's foot.
Description: The products are smoke-producing novelty devices packaged in a 4.5-inch long cylindrical tube. "MAMMOTH SMOKE" is written on the side of the devices in blue and yellow. They were sold in sets with other types of fireworks.
Sold at: Fireworks stands and stores nationwide from April 2003 through June 2005. The Phantom variety pack sold for about $6 and the Storm Chaser assortment tray sold for about $17.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact BJ Alan Co. for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BJ Alan Co. at (800) 777-1691 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Fireworks.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.