|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2003
Release # 03-157
|Company Phone Number: (800) 243-1189
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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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