TSA Reverses Course, Allows Star Wars-Themed Coca-Cola “Thermal Detonators” On Planes

Last week, the TSA revealed it had banned the Star Wars branded Coca-Cola bottles that are sold at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which are shaped like “thermal detonators.” The reason being that the TSA can’t tell the difference between real explosives and replicas, which is fitting since the TSA failed 95% of security tests in 2015.

But the TSA issued a statement that they’ve finished a review of the bottles, determining them to not be a threat. Well, they’re still banned from carry-ons.

“The issue concerning Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge-themed soda bottles has recently been brought to our attention by the general public, as these items could reasonably be seen by some as replica hand grenades. We appreciate the concerns being raised, because replica explosives are not permitted in either carry-on or checked bags. We have completed our review, and instructed our officers to treat these as an oversized liquid. Because these bottles contain liquids larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters), they should be put in checked baggage or emptied to be brought on as carry-on item. TSA officers will maintain the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.”

If you’re planning on taking these “thermal detonators” home, be ready to put it in your checked luggage.

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