Fireworks recalled for possible injury hazard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you’re planning to do some off-roading this weekend, there’s an important recall you need to know about.

The recall involves 43,000 off-road vehicles – model years 2015 and 2016.

The Polaris recreational off-highway vehicles can overheat and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company has received seven reports of the vehicles catching fire.

If you have one, stop driving it immediately and contact the company for a free repair.

Just in time for the holiday weekend, some fireworks are being recalled.

The CPSC said the Black Cat Glitter fountain cones can spray sparks and pyrotechnic material outward instead of upward – which could cause fires and burns.

Winco Fireworks has received three incident reports but no injuries.

Consumers should not use the fireworks and should return them for a refund.

Also, the government is urging owners of some older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them until they’re repaired – after tests found that their Takata airbag inflators are extremely dangerous.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has new data showing that chances are as high as 50 percent that the inflators can explode in a crash.

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