Recall: American Promotional Events Inc. Recall of Fireworks

June 22, 2005
Release #05-206
Firm's Hotline: (800) 243-1189
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, American Promotional Events Inc. Announce Recall of Fireworks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bat Out of Hell and Powder House fireworks

Units: About 9,000 units

Importer: American Promotional Events Inc., of Florence, Ala.

Hazard: These fireworks devices could unexpectedly tip over during use, posing a serious injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: 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."

Sold At: Fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from May 2005 through June 2005 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the recalled fireworks to the store where purchased for a full refund or contact American Promotional Events for instructions.

Consumer 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

Firm's Media Contact: Dennis Revell, (916) 443-3816

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