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Recall: Winco Canister Shell Fireworks Kits

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On 2014-06-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Winco Canister Shell Fireworks Kits due to a potential impact and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2014 for about $80.

About 5,000 units are involved in this Winco International fireworks kit 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 1st recall of products in the Fireworks & Accessories category in 2014. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 500,000 product units.

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Winco Canister Shell Fireworks Kits
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Company Contact Information:

Website: wincofireworks.com
Phone: (888) 697-2217

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What is the problem?

The shell can blow up in the tube during firing, posing impact and burn hazards to the user and bystanders.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Contraband 24 fireworks kits with canister shells and firing tubes that are designed to be used multiple times. Shells are put into each tube one by one and lit. The shells are about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. The tubes in some kits may be too narrow and not allow the shell to drop to the bottom of the tube when loaded. When fired, the shell can blow a hole in the tube. Each kit contains 24 60-gram shells with fuses attached and four fiberglass firing tubes with wooden bases. The kit came in a brown cardboard box about 28 inches tall, 9 inches wide and about 5 inches deep. The front of the box has the words "Contraband 24," "24 Cannister Shells," "Maximum Powder Load" printed in black and red. The front also has a warning stating the product should only be used under close adult supervision and outdoors. Model number JP-933 is printed on the left front of the box above the warning. The back of the box has color photos and descriptions the effect each shell should create.

These items were sold new+ at Pyro City and other fireworks retailers from February 2014 to June 2014 for about $80.

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 recalled fireworks kits and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

Winco toll-free at (888) 697-2217 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.wincofireworks.com then click on the News tab at the top of the page, then click on Contraband 24 Artillery Recall.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received two reports of the firing tubes being too narrow, including one report of a shell blowing up in a tube and causing minor burns and cuts to the legs of a store employee.

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+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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