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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Oh Chute Parachute with Streamer Fireworks Recalled By Fireworks Over America


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008
Release #08-322

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-3957
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fireworks Over America Recalls Fireworks Due to Shock 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: Oh Chute Parachute with Streamer Fireworks

Units: About 84,250

Distributor: Fireworks Over America, of Springfield, Mo.

Hazard: The parachutes can become entangled in overhead power lines causing a shock hazard to users and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Fireworks Over America has received one report of entanglement, in which a consumer’s hand was burned and shocked.

Description: The recalled Oh Chute Parachute with streamers is a firework item with a light blue cylinder with white clouds. The model name is printed in triplicate on the front of the tube and FOA #2085 is on the lower back of the tube. This item is sold separately or in a box of four.

Sold by: Various fireworks stores nationwide from April 2007 through June 2008 for about $2.50 each and $8 a box.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fireworks Over America at (800) 345-3957 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m, CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.fireworksoveramerica.com

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