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Firework Safety For The Fourth Of July

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fireworks-related-injuries-rise-as-july-4th-approaches/

July 4th and fireworks is an American tradition, yet if not handled properly the festive holiday could end up with an unintended accident. The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a study that 65 percent of firework related injuries happen within a 30 day period leading up to July 4th. Likewise, although seemingly safe, the majority of the firework injuries happen to children under the age of five due to sparklers. Below are some safety tips to keep in mind when using fireworks this July 4th.

  • Keep water near by

  • Don't buy illegal fireworks

  • Douse used fireworks with water before throwing away

  • Keep kids from lighting, handling, or being around fireworks-including sparklers

  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks

  • Don't re-light malfunctioning fireworks

  • Don't buy fireworks packaged in brown paper bags-they are meant for professionals, not consumers

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