(CNN) With Independence Day drawing near, a recent tragedy and subsequent recall highlight the possible dangers of rockets and other explosives: Grandma’s Fireworks in Indiana recalled 18 products, totaling 25,000 individual fireworks, after an explosion caused a boy to lose his hand, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said this week.
On the evening of March 19, two boys, Caleb Bogan and Brendon Jones, found the broken end of a Talon rocket, lit it and were hurt by the explosion, according to the Oxford, Ohio, police. Brendon sustained minor injuries, but Caleb, 12, was seriously injured and flown by helicopter to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, police said.
It is illegal to sell the recalled fireworks, and consumers who have already purchased them should immediately stop using them and return them to Grandma’s Fireworks in West College Corner, Indiana, for a full refund, according to the safety commission.
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