It is important to practice extreme caution when handling fireworks around the 4th of July. Last year, six individuals were reportedly killed by fireworks devices and 8,700 people were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for firework-related injuries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the following safety steps be taken:
Make sure the fireworks you want to buy are legal in your area before buying or using them.
Never allow young childre...