The Fourth of July is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States, and many Tennessee families celebrate by bringing together loved ones to enjoy backyard barbeques and play with fireworks. When done safely, using these fireworks is a fun and exciting way to spend the day. If these products contain a manufacturing or design defect, however, using them can be very dangerous.
One person has suffered burn injuries as the result of handling a defective Contraband 24 firework kit. The product has since been recalled, and consumers are being asked to return them to the retailers from which they were purchased. Full refunds will be given upon these products' return.
At issue in this recall is a defect in the firing tubes, which can be too narrow to allow a firework shell to fall to the base. This can cause the shell to blow up in a tube, posing potential burn hazards and impact injuries. Reports do not indicate the percentage of products that may have this defect.
Approximately 4,500 units were sold at fireworks retailers such as Pyro City. Winco Fireworks International, the importer of this product, is providing information for consumers. The company can be reached via the phone or through its website.
A festive day can be ruined quickly if a holiday-related product contains design and manufacturing defects that causes injuries to consumers. Those who have been hurt by using a product made by a negligent manufacturer may have the right to bring a civil suit against the company. If you would like to pursue this option, you may want to discuss your situation with an attorney.
Source: cpsc.gov, “Winco Recalls Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kit Due to Impact, Burn Hazards,” June 27, 2014