July 02, 2003CPSC, American Promotional Events Inc.
Announce Recall of Fireworks
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.