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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
June 29, 1992
Release # 92-106

Space Age Mfg. Recalls Dixie Delight Fireworks Device

PRODUCT: The "Dixie Delight" fireworks device model RP745, by Space Age Manufacturing Company. The device consists of five 11-1/2 inch tall tubes mounted on a 7-1/2 inch square board.

PROBLEM: The Dixie Delight may tip over during operation and fire the charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should discontinue use immediately and return the device to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Space Age at 1-800-247-4713 or (615) 837-7916.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Space Age Manufacturing Co., South Pittsburgh, TN is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,200 "Dixie Delight" fireworks devices. The Dixie Delight model RP745 is a display rack fireworks device consisting of five 11-1/2 inch tall tubes mounted on a 7-1/2 inch square board. The device may tip over during operation and fire the charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

The affected device does not bear the name "Dixie Delight." The five tubes are named "Devil Dog," "Aerial Display," "#5 Floral Shell," "Color Changing Comet," and the fifth tube is unlabeled. Each tube also bears the name of the manufacturer, Space Age Manufacturing Company.

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 1990 these devices were sold through approximately 25 wholesalers to retail stores in the southern and midwestern sections of the United States. The device retailed for approximately $29.95.

Consumers are urged to immediately discontinue use of the Dixie Delight device and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Space Age at 1-800-247-4713 or (615) 837-7916.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as a 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 press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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