Fireworks recalled for safety reasons

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GS Fireworks and Patriot Pyrotechnics/Bill's Fireworks, both based in Michigan, and Grandma's Fireworks, of Indiana, have all recalled several types of consumer fireworks made by their companies because the products are overloaded with pyrotechnics that violate federal regulatory standards, according to the U.S. Product Safety Commission. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater explosion than expected posing explosion and burn hazards to consumers. GS Fireworks has recalled 26 kinds of consumer fireworks; Bill's Fireworks 22; and Grandma's Fireworks 18. An 8-year-old boy lost his hand after lighting the broken end of a Talon rocket made by Grandma's Fireworks.

All three companies have asked consumers to stop using the recalled fireworks and return them for full refunds. Information: Call GS Fireworks collect at 616-304-880 anytime or email jewell.david@att.net; Call Bill's Fireworks at 616-527-1337 anytime or email fireworks@casair.net; Call Grandma's Fireworks collect at 765-732-3866 anytime or email gmasheila@who.rr.com or hannonc@aol.com.

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