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Safety Alert

Jake's Fireworks Recalls YoYo Sparklers Due to Burn Hazard

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: Sparklers

Hazard: The sparklers burn faster and with a larger flame than normal and can burn down the stick towards users' hands, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact:Jake's Fireworks at (800) 766-1277 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at email info@jakesfireworks.com or online at www.jakesfireworks.com and select the Blog on the menu at the top of the page, then click on YoYo Sparkler Alert Recall for more information.

Units: About 651,500

Description: This recall involves Yo Yo Sparklers. The sparklers are 13 1/2 inches long, metallic gray in color on a wire stick. They were sold in multicolored packages containing four individual sparklers. The front of the packages had a logo with the U.S. flag and the words World Class Fireworks at the top, the words YOYO Sparklers and two pictures of sparklers burning at the bottom.

Incidents/Injuries: Jake's has received 12 reports of incidents of the sparklers burning rapidly down the stick towards users' hands resulting in second degree and third degree burns to consumers hands.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sparklers, take them away from young children and contact Jake's Fireworks to receive a full refund.

Distributer: Jake's Fireworks Inc., of Pittsburgh, Kan.

Manufactured in: China