High Burn Rate Necessitates Recall of Jake's Fireworks Yo Yo Sparklers
Thinking about lighting those fireworks leftover from Independence Day? You may want to think again.
Jake's Fireworks has issued a recall for Yo Yo Sparklers. The sparklers reportedly burn faster and with a larger flame than normal and can burn down the stick towards users' hands, posing a burn hazard.
The Pittsburg, Kansas-based fireworks distributor is recalling more than 60,000 sparklers after receiving 12 reports of incidents of their sparklers burning too rapidly. Consumers suffered second and third degree burns from the faulty product.
The sparklers are 13.5 inches long, metallic gray in color on a wire stick. They were sold in packets of four, in multicolored packages with a U.S. flag and the words, "World Class Fireworks".
Consumers should stop using the sparklers immediately, making sure to take them away from young children. For a full refund, contact Jake's at (800) 766-1277.