Jake’s Fireworks has issued a nationwide recall for more than 651,000 Yo Yo Sparklers after reports surfaced of customers suffering second and third degree burns when the fireworks burned faster and with a larger flame down the stick near the user’s hands.
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What’s the problem?
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on July 9, 2015, after the manufacturer received at least 12 complaints of customers suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns from the Yo Yo Sparklers.
The handheld fireworks consists of a stiff metal wire dipped in a mixture of substances designed to produce colorful flames, sparks, and other effects. While sparklers may seem harmless, they account for approximately 20% of firework-related injuries annually, according to the CPSC. Sparkler burn injuries typically occur when sparks come into contact with the user’s hands, wrists, head or face.
The recall affects Jake’s Fireworks Yo Yo Sparklers, which were sold at firework stands and pop-up stores across the U.S. from April 2015 through July 2015 for about $3 per 4-pack. The products were distributed in multicolored packages with the American flag and “World Classic Fireworks” printed at the top. The name “YOYO Sparklers” and 2 pictures of burning sparklers appear on the bottom of the packaging.
Man Alleges Severe Burn Injury from Yo Yo Sparklers
A Georgia man who allegedly suffered severe burns and permanent scarring after a Yo Yo Sparkler ignited in his hand has filed a products liability lawsuit (PDF) against Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. According to the suit, Plaintiff Johnny Bruins was celebrating Independence Day on July 4, 2015, when a Yo Yo Sparkler he lit exploded, catching fire and causing painful burns to his left hand.
Bruins was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. He later underwent a skin graft, wound treatments and physical therapy to treat the burns. He now has permanent scarring on his left hand, according to the lawsuit. The complaint was filed on September 20, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.
Do I Have a Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Yo Yo Sparkler lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
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