Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks Recalled for Burn Risk

About 4,700 <"">Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks have been recalled by Big Fireworks, of Lansing, Michigan, due to risk of burn, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The rockets are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product. This could result in a greater-than-expected explosion, posing a risk of burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves stick-type rockets with a 1-1/2-inch in diameter engine that is mounted on a 32-inch wood stick. The engine is wrapped in black paper with a background of solar system and the writing “Super Rocket,” in assorted colors. The rockets were sold in packs of four, and have item number GCR3150 printed on the front of the package and on the rocket engine.

The recalled Super Lightning Rocket Fireworks, which were manufactured in China, were sold at fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact Big Fireworks for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Big Fireworks can be reached toll-free at (866) 514-6225 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Website at

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