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Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks Recalled by Big Fireworks Due to Risk of Burn

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Recall Date:
June 29, 2010

Recall Details

June 29, 2010
Release #10-281
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 514-6225

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: Super Lightning Rockets

Units: About 4,700

Distributor: Big Fireworks, of Lansing, Mich.

Hazard: The rockets are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product. This could result in a greater than expected explosion, posing a risk of burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves stick-type rockets with 1 1/2-inch in diameter engine that is mounted on 32-inch wood stick. The engine is wrapped in black paper with a background of solar system and the writing "Super Rocket," in assorted colors. The rockets were sold in packs of four, and have item number GCR3150 printed on the front of the package and on the rocket engine.

Sold at: Fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact Big Fireworks for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Big Fireworks toll-free at (866) 514-6225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

Picture of the recalled rockets

Recalled rocket label

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