As is national tradition across the country, every Fourth of July, people of all ages throughout Marietta and Cobb County celebrate with fireworks. And since fireworks are inherently dangerous, our nation’s emergency rooms see a flood of ER visits every July 4th from people who sustained firework-related injuries.
“Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death,” according to the National Fire Protection Association.
While all fireworks pose inherent dangers, recalled fireworks are even more dangerous. One of the most recent recalled products were sold to consumers in late 2018 and 2019, so it’s important to make sure that you didn’t recently buy these, where they could be sitting in your garage or on your patio as we speak!
G-Force Fireworks Recalled
If you recently purchased fireworks, watch out for one particular recalled product sold at Keystone Fireworks locations between November 2018 and May 2019 for around $60 a package – G-Force Artillery Shell Fireworks.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled G-Force fireworks “are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect.” The issue is that the product violates the federal regulatory requirements.
What does this federal violation mean to the consumer? It means the fireworks are overloaded and can result in a larger than expected explosion, which increases the risk of explosion and burn injuries for consumers. The G-Force fireworks are considered “banned hazardous substances,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), they are strictly prohibited from being sold.
If you purchased the recalled G-Force fireworks, please do not use them and take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, call Keystone collect at (707) 299-3180 between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm Eastern, Monday through Friday. Keystone call also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit their website at www.keystonefireworks.com.
Fireworks Resources for Consumers
At Jones & Swanson, we love celebrating the Fourth of July, but we also understand the importance of keeping the holiday celebrations safe, especially for children and teens who are injured the most during this holiday.
To learn more about fireworks safety, click here. For fireworks ordinance reminders in Cobb County, check out this website. For all other personal injury needs, including filing a claim for a fireworks-related injury, we invite you to contact Jones & Swanson today!