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CPSC Recalls Fireworks for Increased Explosiveness, Risk of Danger


July 07, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news story reported at usatoday.com, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled several types of fireworks due to their increased explosiveness and a higher risk of danger to consumers. The fireworks were sold in three states.* 

The recall was announced leading up to the Independence Day holiday, when many Americans will be using fireworks as part of their celebrations. Nearly 38,000 fireworks are included in the recall, and they were sold in Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. All of the fireworks were made in China. CPSC states that consumers will be able to receive refunds for the recalled fireworks. 

CPSC says that the recalled fireworks have too much explosive material, saying they are “overloaded with pyrotechnics.” This overloading can lead to a more powerful explosion and an explosion greater than users might expect. As a result, consumers could be at risk for injury from the explosions and burn injuries. 

In 2018, according to the CPSC Fireworks Annual Report, five people were killed and at least 9,100 people were injured in accidents involving fireworks. The number of people injured represents those who went to an emergency room. More than 60 percent of the fireworks injuries from 2018 occurred between June 22 and July 22.

Safety experts say that children should not be allowed to play with fireworks on their own and should be monitored while adults are lighting fireworks. A significant percent of the injured people in 2018 were children, and more than half of injured kids had been using sparklers. 

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Source:https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/27/fourth-july-fireworks-several-brands-recalled-hazard-risk/1590972001/

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