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Fireworks kits recalled

Winco Fireworks International LLC of Prairie Village, Kansas, has recalled about 4,500 of its Contraband 24 Canister Shell Fireworks Kits because a shell can blow up in the tube during firing, posing impact and burn hazards to the user and bystanders, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

The firing tubes in some kits may be too narrow and not allow the shell to drop to the bottom of the tube when loaded, so when it's fired the shell can blow a hole in the tube, the commission said in a statement.

The company has received two reports of the firing tubes being too narrow, including one report of someone receiving minor burns and cuts to the legs.

The kits came in a brown cardboard box about 28 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 5 inches deep, the statement said. They were sold at fireworks dealers from February to June for about $80.

Customers should stop using the kits and return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

To contact the company, call Winco toll-free at 888-697-2217 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fort Wayne time weekdays or online at (click on the News tab at the top of the page, then on Contraband 24 Artillery Recall).