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About 1,700 fireworks sold in Pennsylvania recalled ahead of July 4 holiday

Emily Balser
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Keystone Fireworks, with seven locations in Pennsylvania, has recalled nearly 1,700 of its G-Force Artillery Shell fireworks sold from November 2018 through May for about $60.

Pennsylvania is among four states where fireworks have been recalled just ahead of the July 4 holiday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced four fireworks-related recalls this week for fireworks that were “overloaded with pyrotechnics.”

That can result in a greater than expected explosion, which poses explosion and burn hazards to consumers.

Keystone Fireworks, with seven locations in Pennsylvania, has recalled nearly 1,700 of its G-Force Artillery Shell fireworks sold from last November through May for about $60.

Keystone has locations in Gettysburg, Nottingham, Greencastle, Wilkes Barre, Matamoras, Lancaster and Bradford.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Keystone at 717-299-3180 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email them at [email protected]

Two stores in Michigan, GS Fireworks and Patriot Pyrotechnics, and one store in Indiana, Grandma’s Fireworks, also issued recalls.

An 8-year-old boy lost his hand in an incident involving a Talon rocket, one of the recalled fireworks sold by Grandma’s Fireworks. About 25,000 fireworks were recalled from that retailer.

All of the recalled fireworks were manufactured in China and are eligible for refunds.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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