Fireworks Recalled Just Before Independence Day Weekend

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Just days before the 4th of July, manufacturer American Promotional Events (APE) has recalled its TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks.

These fireworks are designed to give off smoke in patriotic colors when lit up.

However, the APE has received 3 reports of people suffering burns because the fireworks exploded unexpectedly.

Approximately 36,000 of these TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks were sold. It cost roughly $5 at Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other stores in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017.

Any package with the UPC number 027736036561 is affected by this recall.

If you have any of these in your fireworks, you will be able to return them to APE for a full refund.

Consumers can also reach APE at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; via email at; or online at

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