Company to Stop Selling Chemicals Used for Illegal Fireworks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Springfield (OR) Scientific Supplies, Inc. will no longer sell chemicals used to produce illegal and dangerous fireworks such as M-80s, quarter-sticks, M-1000s, and tennis ball bombs. The announcement was made by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSI) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice. A consent decree of permanent injunction signed by Springfield Scientific was approved BY the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

The court order follows a six-month investigation conducted by the CPSC, the DOJ, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms into the manufacture and sale of illegal explosive devices. The company will also work with the government to combat the manufacture of these dangerous and illegal explosive devices. Any firecracker with more than 50 milligrams of explosive powder and mail-order kits and components designed to build these fireworks are banned under federal law.

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