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February 20, 2003

Fireworks of Alabama Has Recalled Bamboo-Stick Sparklers

Adamsville, AL  (SafetyAlerts) - Fireworks of Alabama has recalled about 72,000 boxes of bamboo stick sparklers. The sparklers' bamboo-stick handles can catch fire, burn and disintegrate and emit burning fragments during use. These sparklers present a fire hazard and a risk of burn injury.

CPSC and Fireworks of Alabama have not received any reports of injuries associated with these bamboo stick sparklers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled sparklers are packaged in a multicolored cardboard box and sold with six sparklers per box. The sparklers measure about 7- inches long. Labels on the packaging read in part "Bamboo Stick Color Sparklers," "6 PIECES," and "MADE IN CHINA." Only bamboo sparklers with "LB-N011-7" printed on the packaging are included in the recall.

Variety stores sold these sparklers nationwide from June 2002 through December 2002 for about $2 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 Fireworks of Alabama, Inc. at (800) 289-5569 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

 
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