United States Product Safety Commission is reporting the recall of about 36,000 TNT-brand fireworks after three people received burns.
The fireworks were sold by several popular retailers in Illinois and three other states, including Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target and Wal-Mart.
TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks “can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
According to the U.S. CPSC, American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries.
- Name of Product: TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks
- Hazard: The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
- Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
- Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; email at email@example.com or online at www.tntfireworks.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
- Recall Details Units: 36,100
- Description: This recall involves TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices that make smoke when lit. They were sold in a bag containing three canisters: one red, one blue and one white. Each colored smoke firework is a cardboard cylinder tube that measures about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long. The TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.
- Incidents/Injuries: American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported.
- Sold at: Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 about $5.
- Importer/Distributor: American Promotional Events, Inc. dba TNT Fireworks of Florence, Ala. Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE: United States Product Safety Commission news release