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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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The bottles are for sale exclusively inside Star Wars : Galaxy ' s Edge lands in Disney's Anaheim and Orlando parks. (CNN) — Bright suns, Star Wars fans: The TSA has lifted a ban on thermal detonator -shaped Coke bottles , which the agency initially deemed looked like replica explosives.

As Disney prepares to open its Star Wars : Galaxy ' s Edge park in Orlando on Thursday, TSA is cracking down on one of its most collectible items — its Coke bottles . The sodas are reminiscent of thermal detonators from the Star Wars films and feature the name of each brand in Aurebesh, the

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."

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Heads up, Disney travelers: Those Star Wars : Galaxy ' s Edge " thermal detonator " Coke and Sprite bottles look cool, but they won't fly with airport security . In the " Star Wars " films, " thermal detonators are grenade-like weapons that pack tremendous explosive power into a small sphere, and

"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. The original ban resulted after a curious flyer asked about the thermal detonators via TSA 's Twitter account on Aug.

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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