Recall: 24-shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits
On 2005-05-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 24-shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2003 for about $30.00.
About 80,000 units are involved in this Jake's Fireworks shell kit recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fireworks & Accessories category in 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 400,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The aerial shells are fused, shaped, and labeled in a way that could cause consumers to unintentionally place them into the launch tube upside down, resulting in a ground-level explosion. Such an explosion can cause serious injuries to consumers in close proximity of the device.
How can I tell if I own this product?
These 24-shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits are sold in a black box with plastic windows. The shell kits are a consumer fireworks device that consists of a black plastic launch tube and twenty-four display shells in a display box. 24 shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits and World Class Fireworks are written on the front of the display box. Only the model 24 shot Excalibur Reloadable Artillery Shell Kits are included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from Winter 2003 through Winter 2004 for about $30.
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 stop using the fireworks immediately and return the entire device to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact Jake's Fireworks for further instructions.
Call Jake's Fireworks Inc. at (800)766-1277 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jakesfireworks.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC has confirmed one incident where a consumer inadvertently placed an Excalibur shell inside a tube upside down. No injuries were reported.
+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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