February 20, 2003Fireworks of Alabama Has Recalled
- 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.