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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
June 29, 1994
Release # 94-099

CPSC and Various Companies Recall Several Fireworks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following brands of multiple-tube fireworks, which consist of seven 11-inch mortar tubes with a single connecting fuse, are being RECALLED:

  • About 2,750 "GORILLA BOMB II," "BOMBARD," and "ALIEN INVASION" fireworks, distributed by ATLAS IMPORTS, INC. in South Carolina from December 1993 to June 1994;
  • About 600 "GORILLA BOMB II" fireworks distributed by NEPTUNE FIREWORKS, INC. in Florida from April to June 1994;
  • About 300 "BOMBARD" fireworks distributed by SHELTON FIREWORKS, INC. in Missouri from April 15 to May 15, 1994;
  • About 64 "BOMBARD" fireworks distributed by REICHENBACH FIREWORKS COMPANY in Montana and Washington in May 1994.
  • About 200 "BOMBARD 7 SHOTS" fireworks distributed by BETHANY SALES CO., INC in Illinois and Wisconsin from March 1994 to May 1994.

During use, these fireworks may tip over and fire horizontally or at various angles, killing or seriously injuring people nearby. The CPSC knows of incidents where fireworks similar to these tipped over and killed two people.

Although most of the recalled fireworks met current federal requirements, the Commission has initiated a rulemaking proceeding to address the tip over hazard.

Consumers should stop using these fireworks immediately and return them to the stores or stands where they were purchased for a full refund. For more information, call:

ATLAS (Myrtle Beach, S.C.): (803) 238-2110
NEPTUNE (Dania, Fla.): (305) 920-6770
REICHENBACH (Billings, Mont.): (406) 248-1150
SHELTON (Eaglesville, Mo.): (816) 867-5332
BETHANY (Bethany, IL.): (217) 665-3396

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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