PhotoMatrix Fireworks of Wahpeton, N.D., is recalling about 56,000 Surprise Fountains.

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.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves the Jumbo Fireworks “Surprise Fountain” sold individually with 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.

The fireworks, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Matrix Fireworks of Wahpeton, N.D. from May 2017 through August 2017 for about $15.

What to do

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

Consumers may contact Matrix Fireworks collect at 701-642-2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or by email at

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