|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 766-1277
Far East Imports Recalls Fireworks Due to Eye Injury 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: 300 Shot Saturn Missiles Battery Fireworks
Units: About 13,600
Distributor: Far East Imports, of Pittsburg, Kan.
Hazard: These fireworks devices can travel in an unexpected and dangerous direction, which could pose eye and other injury hazards to bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled fireworks are a 200 gram multi shot device that consists of 300 individual missiles with a single fuse for ignition. The device measures 2 1/2" by 23 7/8" by 3 1/4" and its packaging has a red and yellow label and the words "Saturn Missiles-Battery-300 Shots Finale" printed on it.
Sold by: Boomer Distributors nationwide from April 2006 through July 2006 for $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this fireworks and contact Far East Imports for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Imports at (800) 766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.fareastimporting.com
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