FIREWORKS RECALL

1. Recall Date: June 27, 2017
Recall Number: 17-181
Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards:
Recall Summary
Name of Product: TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks
Hazard: The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; 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.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Fireworks-Recalled-By-American-Promotional-Events

Recall Details
Units: 36,100
Description:
This recall involves TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. 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 TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.
Incidents/Injuries:
American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported.
Sold at: Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 about $5.
Manufactured In:
China
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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Rules Governing the Discharge of Fireworks

4.72.60 FIREWORKS DISCHARGING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

It is the intention that citizens be allowed to enjoy the use of novelty and consumer fireworks. It is in the best interest of public safety that these restrictions are included to prevent or limit injuries and/or fire(s) caused by fireworks and their use in and around individuals, large gatherings or events, structures and the environment.

 

  1. No person under the age of 18 shall discharge a DOT 1.4 class fireworks without direct supervision by a parent or legal guardian.

 

  1. A person shall only discharge a fireworks device on real property they own or on property where consent has been expressly given. Fireworks shall not be discharged on City-owned or public property without authorization of the Keokuk City Council.

 

  1. Fireworks shall not be discharged by persons showing visible signs of, or who are determined to be intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic.

 

  1. Any person discharging a fireworks device assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof. No person shall discharge a fireworks device in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

 

  1. No person shall discharge a fireworks device outside the following dates and hours:

June 1 thru July 8 from the hours of 9am until 10pm.

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 11 pm on July 4th only.

 

December 10 thru January 3 from the hours of 9am until 10pm

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 12:30am on January 1.

 

  1. It shall be unlawful to alter, remove, or discharge components of a fireworks device from its intended method of discharging.

 

  1. Sky lantern open flame devices are not permitted to be released within the city limits, except if tethered by a retrievable rope so long as the person discharging has control over the sky lantern.

 

  1. Exception: Fireworks displays may be approved as part of a special event permit issued by the Keokuk City Council. Inspections, Insurance, Display/Use types and Hours of use will apply.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks to occur within 50 feet of an occupied structure in the city limits.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks, including novelty, consumer or display types, within the proximity of others, or in areas where large public gatherings are present.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use, explosion or other discharge of fireworks in any commercial or industrial rated building zone within the city limits, without permission of the Fire Chief.

 

  1. Proximity for definition of this section shall mean within 10 feet of another individual, building/structure, or vehicle, unless a further distance is specifically given.

 

The Library has a new website and event calendar!

Two exciting announcements from the Keokuk Library! You can see their new website  at www.keokuklibrary.org and a their new community calendar at www.keokukevents.org! The new calendar will provide a single point of information for many of the events offered every week to the public in Keokuk. You can see a list of these events on the front page of this website. Any organization or person seeking to utilize this event list or to add events can contact Emily at the library for more information.

Open Meeting for Gas Rate Increase

Customers of Liberty Utilities are encouraged to attend this meeting to share their thoughts on the proposed rate increase. The meeting will be held at 5:30pm on September 15th at Hawthorne Elementary. Hawthorne Elementary School is located at 2940 Decatur Street in Keokuk. This meeting will be one of the best opportunities to communicate you thoughts and concerns about this increase. Written objections may also be set to:  customer@iub.iowa.gov

City Council Meeting Notes

City Council Meeting Notes

The Keokuk City Council will meet for a workshop at 5:30pm on March 17th and the city council meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The workshop and council meeting agenda will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. This workshop and meeting will include a discussion on the city’s parking ordinance.