SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Nearly 40,000 fireworks are being recalled ahead of July 4th for violating federal regulatory requirements.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted four separate recalls Wednesday morning detailing which fireworks were illegal:

  • Grandma’s Fireworks
  • GS Fireworks
  • Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks
  • Keystone

The biggest recall, consisting of 25,000 pieces, involves 18 different fireworks sold at Grandma’s Fireworks in Indiana, ranging in price from $20-$50 dollars a pack. According to the recall, they are overloaded with pyrotechnics in order to produce a loud noise, but that can result in a “greater-than-expected” explosion and pose a burn hazard. An eight-year-old boy lost his hand as a result of an explosion.

The recall covers fireworks bought from January 2009 to April 2019. Customers can return them for a full refund.

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The Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill’s Fireworks recall involves 22 different fireworks sold at the Michigan store from January 2017 through July 2018. The 11 thousand recalled products ranged in price from 100 to 125 dollars. The 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 explosion and burn hazards to consumers.”

Customers can return them for a full refund.

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The Keystone recall involves about 1,660 G-Force Fireworks sold at Keystone Fireworks locations in Pennsylvania from November 2018 until May 2019. The fireworks “are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory requirements for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing explosion and burn hazards to consumers. The fireworks are banned hazardous substances and are prohibited from being sold under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).”   The box of six fireworks cost about 60 dollars and can be returned to the store for a full refund.

G-Force Artillery Shell Fireworks

The GS Fireworks recall involves 26 different fireworks products sold at stores in Wyoming and Michigan. The 260 recalled products “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 explosion and burn hazards to consumers.”

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In California, only Safe and Sane fireworks are legal but individual cities have their own ordinances for fireworks. Safe and Sane fireworks go on sale June 28.

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