A popular brand of fireworks, sold at five chain stores in four states, has been recalled because it can unintentionally explode, according to multiple reports.
The TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks are intended to emit colored smoke, not explode, and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission put out an alert Tuesday, a week before July 4.
The alert was sent after three people reportedly suffered burns in separate incidents.
"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.
Approximately 36,100 units were being recalled and that customers would be issued refunds, the CBSC said in a news release Tuesday.
"The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices that make smoke when lit. They were sold in a bag containing three canisters: one red, one blue and one white. Each colored smoke firework is a cardboard cylinder tube that measures about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long," the CPSC said.
The items, which were made in China and had a price tag of $5, were sold from May 2017 through June 2017 at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other stores in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin.
The TNT logo, "Red, White, & Blue Smoke" and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.
Customers should stop using the fireworks and contact American Promotional Events for a refund at 800-243-1189 or online at www.tntfireworks.com, according to the recall notice.
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