June 27, 2014

Winco is recalling roughly 4,500 canister shell fireworks kits. The shell can blow up in the tube during firing, posing impact and burn hazards to the user and bystanders.

This recall involves Contraband 24 fireworks kits with canister shells and firing tubes that are designed to be used multiple times. Shells are put into each tube one by one and lit. The shells are about 1 ΒΌ inches in diameter. The tubes in some kits may be too narrow and not allow the shell to drop to the bottom of the tube when loaded. When fired, the shell can blow a hole in the tube.

Each kit contains 24 60-gram shells with fuses attached and four fiberglass firing tubes with wooden bases. The kit comes in a brown cardboard box about 28 inches tall, 9 inches wide and about 5 inches deep. The front of the box has the words 'Contraband 24, 24 Cannister Shells, and Maximum Powder Load' printed in black and red. The front also has a warning stating the product should only be used under close adult supervision and outdoors. Model number JP-933 is printed on the left front of the box above the warning. The back of the box has color photos and descriptions the effect each shell should create.

The recalled fireworks were sold at Pyro City and other fireworks retailers from February 2014 through June 2014 for about $80.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks kits and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

To find out more about this recall, contact Winco toll-free at 888-697-2217.

Firework safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)