Post 453: Firework Safety Recommendations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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The following recommendations on firework safety are from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Consumers who decide to purchase legal fireworks are urged to take the following safety steps:

πŸ™ 1. Make sure the fireworks you want to buy are legal in your area before buying or using them.

πŸ™ 2. Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks, including sparklers. Parents may not realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees─hot enough to melt some metals.

πŸ™ 3. Always have an adult close by to supervise fireworks activities if older children are allowed to handle devices.

πŸ™ 4. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper, which is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers.

πŸ™ 5. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.

πŸ™ 6. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.

πŸ™ 7. Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak them with water and throw them away.

πŸ™ 8. Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

πŸ™ 9. Light fireworks one at a time, then move away from them quickly.

πŸ™ 10. Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

πŸ™ 11. After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device to prevent a trash fire.

ATF encourages the public to report the manufacture or sale of illegal fireworks to your local law enforcement agencies or to the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662).

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Remember to observe local laws with regards legal fireworks and legal times you can shoot them off because you have neighbors, like me, who tolerate them because we have to but are looking for any opportunity to call the police on you for shooting even one “bomb” off after legal hours. Seriously. πŸ™

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