TSA reverses ban of Disney's 'Star Wars'-themed Coke bottles

UPDATE Sept. 3: The Transportation Security Administration has given the all-clean to a popular souvenir from "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge."

Last week, the TSA said that the thermal detonator Coke bottles looked too much like an explosive and that they should not be packed in either carry-on or checked luggage, CNN reported.

But in a statement to CNN, the TSA said, "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 a carry-on item."

Original report: They're one of the must-have souvenirs from Disney's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" in California and Florida, but good luck trying to get the "Star Wars"-themed Coke bottles home.

The Transportation Security Administration has officially banned the grenade-shaped bottles from both carry-on and checked luggage, the Orange County Register reported.

The announcement was made before the Florida version of "Galaxy's Edge" opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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The reason for the ban is the soda bottles, which are designed to resemble the film saga's thermal detonators, look too much like a replica explosive and replicas are not allowed on planes, TSA spokesperson Jim Gregory told the Orange County Register.

The question and answer were posted on the TSA Twitter account, AskTSA.

Some travelers who took the empty soda bottles through airport security said they had no issues bringing them on their flights, HuffPost reported.


As for the other "Star Wars" weapons like lightsabers, the TSA allows them in both checked and carry -on bags, according to PopSugar.

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