CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) and AMERICAN PROMOTIONAL EVENTS INC. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF 9,000 UNITS OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS

The CPSC, in cooperation with American Promotional Events Inc. of Florence, Alabama, have announced a voluntary recall of 9,000 units of Bat Out of Hell and Powder House fireworks manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Although no incidents or injuries have been reported, these fireworks devices could unexpectedly tip over during use, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers.

The recall involves Bat Out of Hell fireworks with model number CP1129 and Powder House fireworks with model number CP1130. The model number is printed on all four sides of the device above the warning label. These are 1.4g consumer fireworks devices that consist of 16 multiple shots in the shape of a square cube. The name of the product is printed on the packaging, along with the word “TNT.”

The recalled fireworks were sold at fireworks retailers in states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from May 2005 through June 2005 for about $20.

Consumers are instructed to return the recalled fireworks to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact American Promotional Events for instructions.

For additional information contact American Promotional Events at (800) 243-1189 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.TNTFireworks.com

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