Potentially hazardous fireworks recalled by importer

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Two brands of reloadable shells can explode prematurely

Independence Day has come and gone but if you still have some unused fireworks lying around, make sure they aren’t subject to recall. Liuyang Xiaohe Fireworks Manufacturing Co, of China and 13131 Imports LLC, of Las Vegas, Nev., are recalling about 2,400 units of potentially dangerous fireworks.

The recall involves two different Red Apple Fireworks reloadable tube artillery shell fireworks. The American Glory firework contains 24 shells and was sold in red, white and blue packaging featuring a cartoon depiction of an eagle. 

The ’Merica AF firework contains six shells and was sold in red, white and blue packaging featuring a cartoon representation of the Statue of Liberty, a hotdog, a popsicle, or an eagle.

The recalled shell fireworks can explode prematurely, posing explosion and burn hazards to consumers and bystanders. The firm has received 72 reports of fireworks prematurely exploding. No injuries have been reported.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact 13131 Imports for a full refund. Information on how to properly dispose of the products, or how to return them to the Red Apple Fireworks store where purchased, or to Red Apple if purchased online is at  www.bbinc.co/voluntary-product-safety-recalls.

The fireworks were sold at Red Apple Fireworks in Valdosta, Georgia; Flint, Michigan, and Pahrump, Nevada, and online at www.redapplefireworks.com from April 2023 through July 2023 for between $27 and $230.

The recall number is 23-260.

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