(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 92-105
Zenith Specialties Inc. Recalls
"Black Cat Finale Board" Fireworks Device
PRODUCT: Zenith Specialties, Inc.'s Black Cat
Finale Board fireworks device. The device consists of four 18 inch tall tubes mounted on a
9-1/2 inch square board.
PROBLEM: The device may tip over during operation and fire its charges horizontally,
resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to discontinue use immediately and return fireworks device
to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with any questions should
call Zenith Specialties at (816) 885-6961.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Zenith Specialties, Inc., Clinton, MO is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,140
"Black Cat Finale Board" fireworks devices. The Black Cat Finale Board is a
display rack fireworks device consisting of four 18-inch tall tubes mounted on a 9-1/2
inch square board. The tubes are named "Sky Mirage," "Diamonds in the
Sky," and two tubes are named "Golden Sparkling Lite." The labels on the
tubes also read in part: "Black Cat *** Zenith Specialities, Clinton, MO 64735."
The device may tip over during operation and fire the charges horizontally, resulting in
possible serious injury to persons nearby.
Although the Commission is not aware of any incidents involving this particular product,
the Commission is aware of one death involving a similar device, manufactured by another
company, that tipped over and its charge allegedly struck a three-year-old in the head.
Since May 1991 these devices have been sold through approximately 25 wholesalers to retail
stores nationwide. The device retailed for approximately $49.95.
Consumers are urged to immediately discontinue use of the Black Cat Finale Board and
return the device to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions
about this recall may contact Zenith Specialties at (816) 885-6961.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
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