Winco Contraband Fireworks Kit Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Winco Contraband Fireworks Kit Recall [US]Winco recalls about 4,500 Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kits due to burn, impact hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Contraband 24 Fireworks Kits with Canister Shells and Firing Tubes that are designed to be used multiple times.

Shells are put into each tube one by one and lit. Each Shell is about 1-1/14 inches in diameter. The Tubes in some of the recalled Kits may be too narrow and not allow the Shell to drop to the bottom of the Tube when loaded. When fired, the Shell can blow a hole in the Tube. Each Kit contains 24 60-gram Shells with fuses attached and four fiberglass Firing Tubes with wooden bases. The Kit came in a brown cardboard box about 28 inches tall, 9 inches wide and about 5 inches deep (see photo above for detail).

The front of the box has the words “Contraband 24”, “24 Cannister Shells” and “Maximum Powder Load” printed in black and red. The front also has a warning stating the product should only be used under close adult supervision and outdoors. Model number “JP-933” is printed on the left front of the box above the warning. The back of the box has color photos and descriptions the effect each shell should create.

According to the CPSC, the Shells can blow up in the Tubes during firing, posing impact and burn hazards to the user and bystanders. The firm has received two reports of the Firing Tubes being too narrow, including one report of a Shell blowing up in a tube and causing minor burns and cuts to the legs of a store employee.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Fireworks Kits and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.


CPSC recall number: 14-219
Recalls Direct RIN: 3832-2014
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