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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Black Cat® Fireworks Recalled

July 3, 2008
Release #08-325

Firm's Recall Hotline: (913) 649-0537
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Black Cat® Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Screech and Scream Fountain Fireworks

Units: About 20,000

Distributor: Black Cat Fireworks, of Prairie Village, Kan.

Importer: Shiu Fung Fireworks, of China

Hazard: The firework can produce a loud bang and unexpectedly scatter debris, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Screech and Scream Fountain is a firework item with a yellow and red cylinder with red balls. The model name is printed on the front of the tube.

Sold at: Various fireworks stores nationwide from October 2006 through June 2008 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to either the place of purchase or Black Cat Fireworks for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Black Cat Fireworks collect at (913) 649-0537 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at