WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Super Lightning Rockets fireworks sold in Pennsylvania and Indiana.
About 4,700 were distributed by Big Fireworks, of Lansing, Mich. The rockets are overloaded with pyrotechnic composition, violating the federal regulatory standard and could result in a greater than expected explosion, posing a risk of burns and bodily harm to nearby consumers.
The recall involves stick-type rockets with 1 1/2-inch in diameter engine that is mounted on 32-inch wood stick. The engine is wrapped in black paper with a background of solar system and the writing "Super Rocket," in assorted colors.
The rockets were sold in packs of four, and have item number GCR3150 printed on the front of the package and on the rocket engine.
They were sold at fireworks stands and stores in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan from November 2009 through June 2010 for about $20.
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