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BJ Alan Co. Recalls "Thunderstick Rocket" Fireworks for Explosion Hazard

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Recall Date:
June 21, 2006

Recall Details

June 21, 2006
Release #06-191
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 777-1691


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, ?-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


Picture of Recalled Rocket Fireworks






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