Shortly following the Fourth of July holiday, more than 651,000 Yo Yo Sparklers were recalled by Jake’s Fireworks and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the sparkler recall notice, the Yo Yo sparklers may burn faster and ignite higher than anticipated by the user, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Measuring about 13 ½ inches long, the metallic gray sparklers were sold on a wire stick with multicolored packages featuring four sparklers each. The sparkler packaging has its logo on the front with a U.S. flag, as well as the words “World Class Fireworks” at the top and “Yo Yo Sparkers” at the bottom. Pictures of two sparklers burning can also be found at the bottom of the packaging.
Before the sparkler recall was announced, Jake’s Fireworks was made aware of 12 separate incidents of sparklers burning too quickly. The reports indicated that each of the 12 users received either second or third degree hand burns as a result of the defective sparklers. The sparklers were manufactured in China.
“It’s most of my hand,” said Kim Edwards, one of the 12 injured, regarding the burns she received from one of the defective sparklers. “The outside of it, the top part and my palm, and then inside of my fingers. It’s more or less the whole hand.”
Despite Edwards’ injury, she’s thankful that she was holding the sparkler and not a small child.
“I’m just so glad it was me holding on [at the time of the accident],” Edwards said.
Jake’s Fireworks does not list when and where the recalled sparklers were sold, but it is widely believed they were sold nationwide for at least this past Independence Day. Consumers that have identified the recalled sparklers in their home are advised to take them away from small children and contact Jake’s Fireworks about how to receive a full refund.
For more information on the sparkler recall, contact Jake’s Fireworks at 800-766-1277 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, at email email@example.com or online at www.jakesfireworks.com and select the Blog on the menu at the top of the page, and then click on “YoYo Sparkler Alert Recall.”