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Recall: Mammoth Smoke Fountain


On 2005-07-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mammoth Smoke Fountain due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2003 for about $6.00 to $17.00.

About 3,000 units are involved in this BJ Alan smoke fountain recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 4th recall of products in the Fireworks & Accessories category in 2005. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 500,000 product units.

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What is the problem?

The device can unexpectedly propel on the ground or unintentionally explode during use, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The products are smoke-producing novelty devices packaged in a 4.5-inch long cylindrical tube. MAMMOTH SMOKE is written on the side of the devices in blue and yellow. They were sold in sets with other types of fireworks.

These items were sold new+ at Fireworks stands and stores nationwide from April 2003 through June 2005. The Phantom variety pack sold for about $6 and the Storm Chaser assortment tray sold for about $17.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact BJ Alan Co. for a replacement product.

For additional information, contact BJ Alan Co. at (800)777-1691 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

BJ Alan Co. has received two reports of incidents in which the product propelled on ground or exploded. One incident resulted in a minor burn to a consumer's foot.

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