The 4th of July may be over, but there are still some hazardous firework products out there.
Fireworks by their very nature demand to be handled with care, either by professionals or knowledgeable adults. Children using firework should be taught the basics of fireworks safety and responsibility, and should always be closely supervised by adults.
Even so, accidents can occur despite all the precautions if the product is faulty, as is the case with the Big Fireworks company’s “Big Sword” device, a mock sword that is actually a handheld fountain emitting sparks from the sword tip. The blue and yellow sword has the Big Fireworks logo and the words “Big Sword” printed on the front. A yellow cardboard tag attached to the handle of the device has “Big Sword” and a caution statement printed on it. The sword measures 30 inches and has model number 3609 printed above the product’s barcode.
The firm has received two reports of the fountain exploding while in use, but no injuries have been reported. The recall involves a little over 1,000 devices that were sold through Big Fireworks retailers and wholesale distributers from April – June of 2014, for about $13. They were distributed by American Eagle, doing business as Big Fireworks, and imported from China.
Consumers who purchased Big Sword devices should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Big Fireworks toll-free at (866) 514-6225 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.bigfireworks.com. Click on the Recall tab at the bottom of the page for more information.