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    Default Serious consumer fireworks issue

    I just received an e-mail from the Ohio Fire Marshal's Office regarding an incident today with a smoke bomb during a local news crew's filming of a consumer fireworks safety promo.

    Excerpts from the e-mail:
    WSYX-TV (Channel 6) purchased "novelty" fireworks from a Giant Eagle Store in Columbus today, and, with the assistance of the Columbus Division of Fire, proceeded to videotape a demonstration of the items for a fireworks safety demonstration to air today. Upon igniting an item labeled "smoke bomb", the crew received a surprise.

    The device exploded with the force greater than an M80. It was in a package made by Phantom Fireworks labeled “Storm Chaser”. The device that exploded was labeled “Mammoth Smoke Fountain”
    It appears that the devices were distributed over a 13 state area.
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    Opps, that could be a very bad thing.
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    Default Following the logic of some forum members

    No Steve, you just don't understand.. Its not the device, its the USERS.
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    Default Re: Following the logic of some forum members

    Originally posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    No Steve, you just don't understand.. Its not the device, its the USERS.
    Yeah, I know. That's why I posted this seperately from the current thread. I assumed it would be lost in the rhetoric. I saw the video of this test after I posted it, and these things just simply exploded, plain and simple.

    As for people doing stupid stuff, I've seen people hold these fountains in their hands many, many times.I've also seen them light them while holding them prior to carefully setting it on the ground. If they hold this thing in their hands for any reason, they'll most likely be fitted with a prosthetic hook at some point in the future.
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    Thumbs up Thanks, Steve..............

    Steve, Thanks for the info. BTW, Am I the only one who thinks "Consumer Fireworks" is an Oxymoron?.......
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    Default Re: Following the logic of some forum members

    Originally posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    No Steve, you just don't understand.. Its not the device, its the USERS.
    Actually, this is the product. Thanks for the heads up, Steamer. Any idea as to what states received this mis-labeled product?

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    Coz, I was being sarcastic.
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    Then there's the Chief who said he's never seen a fire caused by fireworks.....

    Different thread, same harping.

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