Fireworks Recalled Over Potential Burn Hazard
CPSC issued the recall on July 9, 2015, after the Yo Yo Sparklers were found to burn faster and with a larger flame at the bottom of the stick near the user’s hands. At the time of the recall, Jake’s Fireworks had received at least 12 reports of customers sustaining second and third degree burns after using Yo Yo Sparklers.
About 651,000 units were affected by the recall. The sparklers were sold in 4-packs at firework stands and pop-up stores nationwide between April 2015 and July 2015 for about $3. The packaging contains a picture of the American Flag and the words “World Classic Fireworks” printed on the top. “YOYO Sparklers” and 2 pictures of burning sparklers appear on the bottom of the packages.
Georgia Man Sues Over Burns, Permanent Scarring from Yo Yo Sparklers
September 20, 2016 – A man from Georgia who claims he was severely burned and left with permanent scars on his hand from a Yo Yo Sparkler filed a lawsuit (PDF) today against Jake’s Fireworks in the Northern District Of Georgia. According to the suit, Plaintiff Johnny Bruins was celebrating the 4th of July last year when a Yo Yo Sparkler exploded in his left hand. He was rushed to an emergency room, where he was diagnosed with second and third degree burns. Despite undergoing a skin graft, wound treatments and physical therapy, the complaint alleges that Bruins was still left with permanent scarring on his left hand.
Has a Class Action Been Filed?
To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed over injuries alleged from Yo Yo Sparklers, and it is not likely that any such action will be entered in the future. However, our lawyers are currently reviewing potential individual lawsuits for people who suffered firework burn injuries. If we determine that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation to assist with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Have a Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit?
The Class Action 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.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered a firework burn injury, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.