HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Transportation Security Administration is not feeling the force of the “thermal detonator” Coca-Cola bottles.
The bottles, which are sold in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, have not been permitted in carry-on and checked-in luggage on U.S. flights.
The souvenir bottle replicated the “thermal detonators” from the Star Wars film franchise.
The bottles apparently could be confused with real explosives.
In an online inquiry, the official AskTSA account confirmed that replica and inert explosives will not be permitted on flights.
TSA later released a statement on the matter:
“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. While we continue to review this issue, TSA officers will maintain the discretion to prohibit any item through the screening checkpoint if they believe it poses a security threat.”TSA