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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Beware: Fireworks and Safety!

Posted by: "Asrfajr" asrfajr@yahoo.com asrfajr
Mon Jul 3, 2006 7:50 pm (PST)
Salam!

It's that time of the year again....

Read More: http://www.fireworksafety.com/home.htm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's 2004 Fireworks Annual Report, published in July of 2005. During that year, approximately 9,600 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in hospitals across the United States, about 69% of which occurred during the month surrounding the 4th of July holiday (June 19th - July 19th).

40% of fireworks injuries happened to children under 15 years of age
23% of which happen to children under the age of five
50% of sparkler injuries happen to children under five


The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offer the following safety tips:

Always read and follow label directions.
Have an adult present.
Buy from reliable sellers.
Use outdoors only.
Always have water handy (a garden hose and a bucket).
Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
Light only one firework at a time.
Never re-light a "dud" firework (wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).
Never give fireworks to small children.
If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then disposing of them in your trashcan.
Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
The shooter should always wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework.
Stay away from illegal explosives.

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