Dangerous fireworks pulled from the shelves

Defective battery could explode, warns company

The company DPA Fireworks ApS has pulled its 77 shot fireworks battery marked number 2048 from the shelves and is advising those they may have already purchased the product not to use it. 

Several tests have shown that some of the shots in the battery could explode out of the sides rather than the top of the tubes, making it dangerous for those standing close by.

The fireworks were sold at 17 outlets on Funen and Zealand.  In Jutland, the were sold in Vejle and other towns southward.

“People should for God's sake do not use them,” Brian Lang Petersen from DPA Fireworks told DR Nyheder. “The should return the battery where they bought it and get there money back or exchange it for something else.”

Taking no chances
Even though not every one of the batteries is defective, DPA chose to pull them all.

Battery 2048 is either yellow or brown and has the CE No: 1008-F3-69247385. They were all produced in 2014 and have already been removed from the points of sale.

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Petersen said that sales outlets have been asked to attempt to find customers who have bought the battery to tell them to come back with the dangerous fireworks.