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Big Fireworks recalls Super Lightning Rockets due to burn hazard

About 4,700 Super Lightning Rockets are being recalled by Big Fireworks.

10281a The rockets are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, violating the federal regulatory standard for the product. This could result in a greater than expected explosion, posing a risk of burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.

No injuries have been reported.

The 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.

Made in China, the rockets were sold at fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20.

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

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 www.bigfireworks.com.

Tomorrow I’ll be writing a post on fireworks safety, “How to Avoid Injury and Death When Using Fireworks.”

Copyright 2010, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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