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CPSC, American Promotional Events Inc. Announce Recall of Fireworks

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Recall Date:
June 25, 2004

Recall Details

June 25, 2004
Release # 04-170
Firm's Hotline: (800) 243-1189
Firm's Media Contact: Dennis Revell, (916) 443-3816

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: "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 Web site at

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