Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Matrix Fireworks Recalls Fireworks Due to Violation of Federal Standard; Explosion and 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: Fireworks

Hazard: The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product. 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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Matrix Fireworks collect at 701-642-2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email pmossmatrixfireworks@yahoo.com

Units: About 56,200

Description: This recall involves the Jumbo Fireworks "Surprise Fountain." The recalled fireworks were sold individually and have product code JFG4279 printed on the front panel above the cautionary text. The fireworks are small red cylinder devices that measure 3 inches tall by about 1 inch wide. "Jumbo Fireworks," "Surprise Fountain," "Warning" and an image of fountains with happy faces are printed on the front.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should not use the recalled fireworks and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold Exclusively At: Matrix Fireworks of Wahpeton, N.D. from May 2017 through August 2017 for about $15.

Importer: Matrix Fireworks Inc., of Wahpeton, N.D.

Manufactured In: China