Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
|Release # 94-099
CPSC and Various Companies Recall Several
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
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
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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
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