Recall: TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks
On 2017-06-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks due to a potential burn and injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2017 for about $5.
About 40,000 units are involved in this fireworks recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Fireworks & Accessories category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 about $5.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.tntfireworks.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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