December 20, 2017 — About 56,200 of the Jumbo Fireworks “Surprise Fountain” have been recalled because they contain too much pyrotechnics, posing a burn and explosion hazard to consumers.
The recall was issued by Matrix Fireworks Inc. of Wahpeton, North Dakota.
The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics that produce a loud noise, in violation of federal law. In addition, they are labeled as “fountains” but function more like an M-80 or other large firecracker.
According to the recall notice posted by the CPSC:
“Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing burn and explosion hazards to consumers. The product is labeled as a fountain but functions similar to an M-80 or other large firecracker, which are illegal.”
The fireworks are red cylinders (3″ tall x 1″ wide) and have Product Code #JFG4279 printed on the front panel above the warning label.
Consumers should not use the recalled fireworks. They should be returned to the store where they were purchased for a refund. The fireworks cost $15 and were sold from May 2017 to August 2017
For more information, consumers an call Matrix Fireworks at 701-642-2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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