Jul 3, 2014 3:04 PM by Dave Fields
On the eve of a national holiday known for the prevalent use of fireworks, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing the recall of the Big Fireworks Mock Sword Device because of impact and burn hazards.
"Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product," a release from the CPSC reads.
According to the same release, the CPSC warns "the handheld fountain device can unexpectedly explode, posing a risk of impact and burn to the user."
The mock sword is described as a handheld fountain intended to emit sparks from the tip of the sword. To identify the device, look for the blue and yellow sword enscribed with the Big Fireworks logo and the words "Big Sword" printed on the front. There should be a yellow cardboard tag attached to the handle of the device has "Big Sword" and a caution statement printed on it. The sword device measures 30 inches and has model number 3609 printed above the product's barcode.
The device was selling at Big Fireworks, a division of American Eagle of Lansing, Michigan, retailers and wholesale distributors nationwide from April 2014 to June 2014 for about $13. The Sword is imported from China by Phoenix Imports of Fort Mill, South Carolina.
For more information, Big Fireworks can be contacted 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 then click on the Recall tab at the bottom of the page for more information.