Fireworks product recalled over unintended explosions
By Charles Levin
(CNN) -- TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks are supposed to emit colorful smoke. They are not supposed to explode.
The popular fireworks maker voluntarily recalled 36,100 units of the product in four states Tuesday after receiving multiple reports that some of the devices exploded when lit, a US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall report said.
Three people suffered minor burns from the unintended explosions, the report said.
"The 30 days around the Fourth of July is when we see the most injuries occur," Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairwoman of the CPSC, said in a recent news conference on fireworks safety.
The fireworks were being sold at various vendors, including Walmart and Kroger in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin.
TNT spokeswoman Sherri Simmons encouraged people who have bought the fireworks to report the product to American Promotional Events to get a full refund.
"We want people to be safe and know they're buying a good product," Simmons said.
Consumers with the faulty fireworks can contact American Promotional Events by phone at 800-243-1189, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.tntfireworks.com by clicking on Product Recall at the bottom righthand corner of the page.
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