December 23, 2002Elkton Sparkler Has Recalled Bamboo-Stick
East, MD. (SafetyAlerts)
- Elkton Sparkler Company Inc. has recalled
about 1.7 million boxes of bamboo stick sparklers. The sparklers'
bamboo-stick handles can catch fire, burn and disintegrate and emit burning
fragments during use. The sparklers present a fire hazard and a risk of burn
CPSC and Elkton Sparkler have received four reports of burns and clothing
igniting. Injuries include a 6-year-old girl who received second-degree
burns to her ankle and a 3-year-old boy who received a minor burn to his leg
when his sweat pants caught on fire.
The recalled sparklers were packaged in a red, white and blue cardboard box
and sold with six sparklers per box. Three models of sparklers were sold,
including model SP08 measuring 8-inches long, model SP14 measuring 14-inches
long, and model SP20 measuring 20-inches long. Labels on the packaging read
in part "BAMBOO GOLD SPARKLERS," "6 PIECES," and "MADE IN CHINA."
Variety Stores sold these sparklers nationwide from January 2002 through May
2002 for between $2 and $5 a box.
Consumers should stop using these sparklers immediately and return them to
the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers
can contact Elkton Sparklers at (800) 322-3458 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.easylite.com.