As patriotic Americans gear up for the 4th of July holiday that quickly approaching, families are out preparing by buying up the season’s most festive fare. While getting barbeque accoutrements at major retailers such as Target and Walmart, you may be tempted to grab that popular package of fireworks for your party, but will soon find they aren’t available anymore, or soon won’t be in some stores across the country.
According to Yahoo Finance, Americans will spend 800 million dollars on fireworks. However, this year that total could be far less after retailers are being proactive in removing certain fireworks from their shelves after what was found in them poses a grave risk to users, especially children. While there is no question that ending your Fourth with a bang is a staple in most American homes, there are dangers lurking every time you light a fuse and you could be getting much more than you bargained for.
Today, a large fireworks manufacturer issued a stern warning and recall about one of its hottest products. TNT Fireworks is recalling its “red, white and blue smoke” bombs. These smoke bombs are sold in three canisters of red, white and blue and were made available at Target and Walmart among many others who are now ripping them from their shelves.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the TNT “red, white and blue smoke” fireworks are are unexpectedly exploding after being lit. Three injuries have been reported relating to this product.
If you have purchased these fireworks, you are encouraged to contact TNT and get a full refund. We’ve provided the simple steps below on how to quickly get your cash back since we all know that fireworks can come at a premium price.
Recall Date: June 27, 2017 Recall Number: 17-181 Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards Recall Summary 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 protected] 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 Photos TNT Red, White, & Blue smoke fireworks The TNT logo, “Red, White, & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packing. About U.S. CPSC: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters. CPSC Consumer Information Hotline Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall: 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054) Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products. Media Contact Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests. Phone: (301) 504-7908 Spanish: (301) 504-7800.
Please be sure to share this with everyone you know since many Americans rely on TNT fireworks for their Fourth of July celebration!