Fireworks product recalled over unintended explosions, 3 persons affected

Three people are currently suffering minor burns from unintended TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks explosions, which are not supposed to explode, but to emit colorful smoke.

The popular fireworks maker voluntarily recalled 36,100 units of the product in four states Tuesday after receiving multiple reports that some of the devices exploded when lit, a US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall report said.

"The 30 days around the Fourth of July is when we see the most injuries occur," Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairwoman of the CPSC, said in a recent news conference on fireworks safety.

The fireworks were being sold at various vendors, including Walmart and Kroger in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin.

TNT spokeswoman Sherri Simmons encouraged people who have bought the fireworks to report the product to American Promotional Events to get a full refund. "We want people to be safe and know they're buying a good product," Simmons said.

Consumers with the faulty fireworks can contact American Promotional Events by phone at 800-243-1189, by email at, or online at by clicking on Product Recall at the bottom righthand corner of the page.

Source: CNN