|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 766-1277
Jakes Fireworks Inc. Recalls Fireworks Sold by World Class Distributors Due to Burn and Injury Hazards
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: March or Die Mine/Shell Fireworks Devices
Units: About 4,000
Distributor: Jakes Fireworks Inc., of Pittsburg, Kas.
Hazard: The tubes on these fireworks devices could become loose, making the devices unstable during use. If the device tips over during use, it could pose burn and injury hazards to bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled fireworks are a 500 gram mine/shell device that consists of nine, 3-inch tubes with a single fuse for ignition. The device measures 16"x16"x13" and its packaging is a dark blue cardboard label with the words "March or Die" printed in red.
Sold by: World Class Distributors nationwide from April 2006 through May 2006 for $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Jakes Fireworks for a replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jakes Fireworks 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.jakesfireworks.com
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