Fireworks sold at Meijer, Target and other stores recalled over unexpected explosions

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recalled for fireworks just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend because of burn and injury hazards caused by unexpected explosions.

According to the recall alert, the TNT Red, White & Blue Smoke fireworks were sold at Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kroger and Albertsons stores in Ohio, Illinois Wisconsin and Vermont from May through June 2017.

There have already been three reports of burn injuries related to the product.

The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices, CPSC says 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 TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.

If you have purchased these items, you shouldn't use them. Contact American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 for a full refund. Their call center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday.

You can also reach them by email at info@tntfireworks.com or online at www.tntfireworks.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

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