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Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit

Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit

In July 2015, Jake’s Fireworks recalled Yo Yo Sparklers because they can burn too fast or explode into flames. A dozen injuries were reported, including one victim with 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns who filed a lawsuit.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Yo Yo Sparkler induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit

In September 2016, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Johnny L. Bruins, a man from Georgia who was injured last year while celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family. At around 9:30 p.m., he lit the Yo Yo Sparkler intending to hand it to a child:

“But as soon as he lit the sparkler, rather than it merely emitting sparks, it exploded in his hand, catching fire and engulfing Mr. Bruins’ left hand in fire, causing severe and painful burns.”

He was treated for 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree burns at Washington County Regional Medical Center, where he underwent skin grafts and wound treatment on his left hand. He was left with permanent scarring and must undergo physical therapy.

He accuses Jake’s Fireworks of selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.

The lawsuit was filed on September 20, 2016 in the District of Georgia (Atlanta Division) — In Re: Johnny Bruins v. Jake’s Fireworks, IncCase No. 1:2016-cv-03519.

Yo Yo Sparklers Recall

On June 9, 2015, Jake’s Fireworks recalled about 651,500 Yo Yo Sparklers after receiving 12 reports of the sparklers burning too fast and causing burns.

What is the problem?

The sparklers burn faster and with a larger flame than normal and can burn down the stick towards users’ hands, posing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

How to Identify Recalled Sparklers

Yo Yo Sparklers are 13-1/3 inches long, metallic gray in color on a wire stick. They were sold in multicolored packages containing four individual sparklers. The packages are marked with the words “YOYO Sparklers,” with the U.S. flag and the words “World Class Fireworks.”

What Should I Do?

Do not let children use the sparklers. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sparklers and contact Jake’s Fireworks for a full refund. For more information, visit www.JakesFireworks.com.

Sparklers Cause 20% of Fireworks Injuries

Sparklers were responsible for about one in five fireworks injuries between June 20 and July 20, 2014, according to a report (PDF) by the CPSC. Sparklers caused about 1,400 injuries that had to be treated in an emergency room. About 37% of those injuries involved hands or fingers.

Are Sparklers Dangerous?

Sparklers burn extremely hot — between 1800°F and 3000°F, depending on the composition — which is easily hot enough to burn skin and ignite clothing. The sparks themselves are relatively harmless because they are very small and cool off quickly. However, it is very dangerous to touch a burning sparkler or hold one that explodes.

Do I have a Yo Yo Sparkler Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Yo Yo Sparkler induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been burned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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