Burn and Injury Hazards Prompt American Promotional Events to Recall Fireworks

The fireworks may unexpectedly explode after being lit

American Promotional Events Red, Blue, & White Smoke Fireworks / Burn and Injury Hazards Prompt American Promotional Events to Recall Fireworks
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June 27, 2017

American Promotional Events has issued a recall for 36,100 fireworks due to a risk of burns and injuries.

The fireworks may unexpectedly explode after being lit.

Recalled Product Details

The company's TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks are affected by this recall. American Promotional Events sold them in a bag that contained three canisters: one red, one blue, and one white. Each firework is a cardboard cylinder tube measuring roughly one inch in diameter and five inches in length. The TNT logo, the phrase Red, White & Blue Smoke, and UPC 027736036561 are all displayed on the packaging.

Where were the products sold?

The affected fireworks were sold at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart, and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin from May 2017 until June 2017. They cost about $5.

To date, the company has received three reports of incidents related to this recall, including three people who suffered burns. There has been no property damage reported.

What should consumers do?

Consumers are urged to stop using the fireworks right away and to contact the company for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach American Promotional Events at (800) 243-1189.

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