Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Winco Fireworks Recalls Black Cat Cone Fountains Due to Fire 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: Cone Fountain Fireworks

Hazard: When ignited, the device can burst and spread sparks and pyrotechnic materials outward instead of upward as intended, posing fire and burn hazards to bystanders.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: Winco Fireworks toll-free (888) 697-2217 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.blackcatfireworks.com and click on "Community" then "Product Recall" for more information.

Units: About 14,000

Description: This recall involves Black Cat Glitter fountain cones sold in packages of three. The cones have model number BC269 printed on the bottom of the packaging. The cone-shaped fireworks devices are approximately 6-inches tall and have the Black Cat logo on the packaging. The words "Crackling Glitter," "Colorful Glitter" or "Gold Glitter" is printed in black type on the front of the cone.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the devices spraying outward. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled fountains to the retailer where purchased for a refund or exchange.

Sold at: Fireworks retailers nationwide from March 2016 through June 2016 for about $9.

Importer: Winco Fireworks International of Lone Jack, Mo.

Distributor: Winco Fireworks International of Lone Jack, Mo.

Manufactured in: China