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Safety Alert

Big Fireworks Recalls Mock Sword Fireworks Devices Due to Impact, Burn Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Big Sword Fountain Devices

Hazard: The handheld fountain device can unexpectedly explode, posing a risk of impact and burn to the user.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer 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 then click on the Recall tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 1,040 units

Description: This recall involves Big Sword fireworks devices. The mock sword is a handheld fountain that is intended to emit sparks from the tip of the sword. 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.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the fountain exploding while in use. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks devices and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

Sold at: Big Fireworks retailers and wholesale distributors nationwide from April 2014 to June 2014 for about $13.

Distributer: American Eagle dba Big Fireworks, of Lansing, Mich.

Importer: Phoenix Imports, of Fort Mill, South Carolina

Manufactured in: China