Just in advance of Independence Day, American Promotional Events, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, has issued a recall for its TNT Red, White & Blue Smoke fireworks. The company says the fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing a burn and injury hazard to consumers. American Promotional Events has received three reports of incidents involving the recalled fireworks, including three people suffering burn injuries.
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. They were sold at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 for about $5.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and to contact American Promotional Events for a full refund. The company can be reached at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at tntfireworks.com. Click on the Product Recall button at the bottom right of the web page for more information.