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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Build a Better World Reading Program

Sergeant Parrish, with the Keokuk Police Department, speaks with a group of children in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room on Wednesday, June 21st. The children are part of the summer reading program, “Build a Better World”. Sergeant Parrish touched on topics of safety with the children and fielded questions from the 60 in attendance on what it is like being a police officer. Photo provided by Hank Hustus.

 

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.

 

KPLAY Mother Son Night

Saturday May 13th a mother and son night out was held to raise funds to support the KPLAY Fund. Tri-State area mothers and their sons enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and laughs while at the same time raising money for the purpose of bringing all-inclusive play equipment for all children in Keokuk, Iowa.

Keokuk Police Captain Bob Hafliger came out to the event to meet with the mothers and their sons sharing in the evening’s festivities and giving a tour of his squad car.

 

Images above are courtesy of Mississippi Valley Photography.

2017 Southeast Iowa Regional Law enforcement Testing

 

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Southeast Iowa Regional Law Enforcement Testing Center has scheduled police officer/deputy testing to be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, registration is at 07:30 a.m. and testing starts at 08:00 a.m. at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, IA.

An application to test must be turned into SEIRT, C/O Major Grimshaw at 424 N. 3rd Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601 and MUST be received at the Burlington Police Department by 5:oo p.m. May 19, 2017.

Applications to test can be picked up at any of the below listed agencies or by visiting SEIRT Testing Packet:

  • Burlington Police Department
  • Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Fort Madison Police Department
  • Henry County Sheriff ‘s Office
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Keokuk Police Department
  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mt. Pleasant Police Department
  • West Burlington Police Department

 

The City of Keokuk is Accepting Applications for Three Positions

HELP WANTED:

City of Keokuk – Full-time position with excellent benefit package available in the Bridge Maintenance and the Street Department.  Position requires current possession of a CDL, ability to perform regular heavy lifting, working in all weather conditions and must meet residency requirements of the City of Keokuk. Pickup an application at City of Keokuk, Public Works Department, 415 Blondeau Street or on the link below. Applications must be returned to City Hall by Thursday, April 13th. A pre-employment physical and drug test will be required.  The City of Keokuk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

SUMMER HELP WANTED:

The City of Keokuk has positions open for life guarding and general pool employees at the Keokuk Aquatic Center.  Employment requires living within five (5) miles of the City of Keokuk. Applications available on the link below or at the Public Works Department, 415 Blondeau Street until Thursday, April 13th. The City of Keokuk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT