Recall reminder: Fireworks Over America Space Monkey
On 2015-11-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall reminder regarding Fireworks Over America Space Monkey due to a potential burn, fire and impact hazards hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2014 for about $15.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Fireworks Over America firework recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The lit firework can tip over and fire shells at bystanders posing burn, fire and impact hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Fireworks Over America Space Monkey multi-effect fireworks sold both individually and by the case. The firework has 20-tubes individually wrapped in red paper. The tubes are bundled together to form a "cake" that measures 7 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep. The cake has a black wrapper. The front panel and two side panels of the wrapper have a picture of a chimpanzee wearing a space suit and the words "Space Monkey," "Warning," "Shoots Flaming Balls" and "Carefully read other cautions on the back panel." The back panel of the wrapper has the words "Warning" and "Shoots Flaming Balls" and a list of additional warnings. Recalled fireworks have product code FOA 2936 printed on the back panel in the lower right hand corner. Cases of the recalled fireworks have factory number 36F285-252-14 printed on the front of the case near the product name.
These items were sold new+ at Retail fireworks stores and retail stands from November 2014 to August 2015 for about $15 each.
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 not ignite the recalled fireworks and contact Fireworks Over America for a full refund.
Fireworks Over America at 800-345-3957 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or online at www.fireworksoveramerica.com and click on Important Safety Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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