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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
June 30, 1992
Release # 92-107

Starr Display Fireworks Recall Three Large Display Rack Fireworks Devices

PRODUCT: Starr Display Fireworks' #100 Original, #100 Z, and #100 Gold & Silver Palm 4 Shot Rack fireworks devices. Each device consists of four tall tubes mounted on a 3-1/2 inch X 13-1/2 inch board. The boards have two support feet.

PROBLEM: These devices may tip over during operation and fire their charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to discontinue use immediately and return these fireworks devices to the retail store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call Starr Display Fireworks at (701) 293-9730.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Starr Display Fireworks, Fargo, ND is voluntarily recalling its #100 Original, #100 Z, and #100 Gold & Silver Palm 4 Shot Rack fireworks devices. Approximately 7,500 of these devices were sold since 1990. The affected fireworks may tip over during operation and fire their charges horizontally, resulting in possible serious injury to persons nearby.

Each device consists of four tall tubes mounted on a 3-1/2 inch x 13-1/2 inch board. The boards have two support feet.

The tubes for the #100 Original are named "#100 Silver Palm," "#200 Crackling DeLight," "#100 Gold Palm," and "#100 Starr Mine." The tubes for the #100 Z are named "#100 Glittering Comet," "#100 Silver Palm," "#200 Celestial Splendor," and "#200 Crackling DeLight." The #100 Gold and Silver Palm has two tubes named "#100 Gold Palm," and two tubes named "#100 Silver Palm." All of the affected fireworks' tubes also have labels that read, in part: "Starr Display Fireworks, Fargo, North Dakota."

Although the Commission is not aware of any incidents involving these particular products, 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.

The devices were sold through approximately 100 wholesalers to retail stores nationwide. They retailed for approximately $40.

Consumers are urged to immediately discontinue use of these fireworks devices and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about this recall may contact Starr Display Fireworks at (701) 293-9730.

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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