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July 02, 2003

CPSC, American Promotional Events Inc. Announce Recall of Fireworks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: "TNT" Reloadable Tube Fireworks

Units: About 22,700

Importer: American Promotional Events Inc., of Florence, Ala.

Hazard: The firework device has a defective base and can break during launch, if reused, the launching device could then send fireworks in unintended directions, possible causing injury.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of the base of these fireworks devices breaking. No injuries were reported.

Description: The firework device consists of a black base with a multicolored PVC material tube having approximate dimensions of 11 inches high by 1.25 inches in diameter. Each product is sold with six shells with fuses. The product is labeled "Model No. CP983," "Item No 460070," "TNT," and "#1 SELLING BRAND."

Sold at: Firework display stands and tents and retail operations in those states where the sale of consumer fireworks is legal. They were sold from June 2003 through July 2003 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the entire firework device to the retailer for a refund or contact TNT for further directions.

Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events Inc., (TNT) at (800) 243-1189 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

 
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