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TechnologyTSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles

20:50  03 september  2019
20:50  03 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Fans excited to bring Star Wars thermal detonator Coca-Cola bottles home from Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction no longer have to worry about being stopped by the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. These Coca-Cola containers that resemble the fictional thermal detonators from the Star Wars universe are available at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Coca-Cola

The TSA put the grenade-shaped collectibles on the no-fly list earlier in August, but has changed its policy.

"The issue concerning Star Wars Galaxy's Edge-themed soda bottles has recently been brought to our attention by the general public," a TSA spokesperson said in a statement Aug. 28. "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."

Star Wars 'thermal detonator' Coke bottles banned by TSA

Star Wars 'thermal detonator' Coke bottles banned by TSA The collectable bottles from Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge won't be allowed on US flights.

TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles© CNET

These Coca-Cola containers that resemble the fictional thermal detonators from the Star Wars universe are available at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
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The original ban resulted after a curious flyer asked about the thermal detonators via TSA's Twitter account on Aug. 13. TSA responded with "Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags."

Star Wars thermal detonators are powerful weapons within the fictional sci-fi universe. Even though they weren't real grenades, TSA clearly takes anything that resembles a dangerous device very seriously.

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TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
TSA reverses ban on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge thermal detonator Coke bottles
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