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TNT recalls fireworks due to premature explosion risk

By Mason White 4:41 PM June 29, 2017
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By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A company that manufactures and sells fireworks that are popular for the 4th of July holiday, issued a recall on reports of premature explosions.

TNT, which is based in Florence, Alabama, has announced the recall due to safety concerns.

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.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund,” TNT said in a statement.

American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries after the fireworks exploded prematurely.

No property damage has been reported.

The fireworks were sold at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Each package cost $5. TNT Fireworks is America’s bestselling brand of fireworks and largest distributor of fireworks in the U.S.