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Beware of fake fireworks
6:50pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
RESIDENTS are being warned about counterfeit fireworks in the lead up to Bonfire Night after illegal bangers were found in east Cheshire.
Bangers have been banned in the UK since 1997 but the fireworks are thought to have been imported from China and are being illegally counterfeited using the Black Cat brand, which is leading some consumers into a false sense of security.
The bangers – small red tubes with a short fuse on top – are sold in packs of 10.
Cheshire East Council is urging people not to buy goods from the back of a van, car boot sales or unlicensed premises.