by Thomas Novelly , The Courier-Journal –
If you purchased fireworks for the Fourth of July outside of Kentucky, you might have to look over them again.
A popular brand of smoking fireworks sold at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart was recalled Tuesday after it was discovered the product caused burn injuries and an unintended explosion.
The product was sold in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin for $5 a package, according to the Consumer Product Saftey Commission. The recall does not appear to involve stores in Louisville.
TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks have been recalled according to the Consumer Product Saftey Commission due to “three people suffering burn injuries.”
“The Blue Ammo Smoke effect could rapidly dispel from the bottom of the tube in an explosive manner posing a burn hazard,” American Promotional Events said in a statement on its website.
The smoke firework is a cardboard tube that is about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long. TNT’s logo as well as “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 are on the package.
The Consumer Product Saftey Commission advises customers to not light the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
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