A Kansas fireworks company, Jake’s Fireworks, is being fined $100,000 for importing consumer fireworks that don’t meet federal regulations. This settlement resolves some allegations that this company and its affiliates have imported more than 200,000 consumer fireworks over two years (2006 and 2007) that were hazardous and did not meet safety regulations.
Jake’s Fireworks affiliates are listed as Far East Imports Inc. and Wholesale Fireworks Enterprises LLC, in Kansas. And a bit closer to home, from Aberdeen, WA, is Pacific Northwest Fireworks Inc.
When the fireworks were confiscated and tested upon entering the united states, they were found to have too much of the chemical which causes blast of the firework to be deemed safe.
The fireworks that have not yet been sold are to be destroyed within the next six months or these companies will face further charges.
Because the companies reached a settlement, they are denying that that they broke any federal laws.
You can read an article about this here: http://cjonline.com/news/business/2010-12-08/jakes_fireworks_faces_steep_fine