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CPSC, American Promotional Events Inc. Announce Recall of Fireworks

  • Recalled "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks
  • Recalled "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks, front of package
  • Recalled "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks, back of package
Name of Product:
"T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks
Hazard:

These fireworks could have a defective fuse that can fail to ignite the device. Consumers who attempt to re-light the fuse could suffer serious injury. CPSC advises consumers never to re-light any fireworks that do not ignite after the first attempt.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
June 25, 2004
Units:

About 11,700 units

Consumer Contact

American Promotional Events, Inc, at (800) 243-1189 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.TNTFireworks.com.

Recall Details

Description:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Promotional Events Inc., of Florence, Ala. is voluntarily recalling about 11,700 "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks. These fireworks could have a defective fuse that can fail to ignite the device. Consumers who attempt to re-light the fuse could suffer serious injury.

Name of product: "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell Fireworks

Units: About 11,700 units

Importer: American Promotional Events Inc., of Florence, Ala.

Hazard: These fireworks could have a defective fuse that can fail to ignite the device. Consumers who attempt to re-light the fuse could suffer serious injury. CPSC advises consumers never to re-light any fireworks that do not ignite after the first attempt.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of a fuse failure from a consumer. No injuries were reported. Subsequent testing by the firm confirms that an unknown number of these shells could have defective ignition fuses.

Description: These are "T6" Titanium 6 Break Artillery Shell fireworks with model number "CP1104." The model number is on the launch tube and packaging. It is a 1.4g consumer fireworks device that consists of a colorful plastic launch tube and six break display shells in a display box. "T6" "Six Break Artillery Shell" and "TNT" are written on the front of the display box, and "Titanium 6 Break" is on the back of the display box. Only model number CP1104 artillery shell fireworks are included in this recall.

Sold at: Fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in those states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from May 2004 through June 2004 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the entire fireworks device to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact American Promotional Events for further instructions.

Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events, Inc, at (800) 243-1189 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.TNTFireworks.com.

Remedy:

Return the entire fireworks device to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact American Promotional Events for further instructions.

Incidents/Injuries:

There has been one report of a fuse failure from a consumer. No injuries were reported. Subsequent testing by the firm confirms that an unknown number of these shells could have defective ignition fuses.

Sold At:
Fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in those states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from May 2004 through June 2004 for about $40.
Importer(s):

American Promotional Events Inc., of Florence, Ala.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
04-170

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