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Fireworks Safety Tips from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community.The operator of the TNT Fireworks stand in Summerville on Bacon’s Bridge Road, Robert Zdenek, says it’s important to read the directions on the fireworks packaging.You can help us prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths.”Those sparklers, you want to hold out in front of you when you’re using fireworks of any type”.The popular fireworks maker voluntarily recalled 36,100 units of the product in four states Tuesday after receiving multiple reports that some of the devices exploded when lit, a US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall report said.Always Closely supervise children around fireworks.Surprisingly, even sparklers, which are mistakenly considered safe by consumers, can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and are associated with 1,200 injuries a year, according to the CPSC, accounting for 20 percent of the injuries.Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework while lighting.TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks have been recalled ahead of Fourth of July weekend due to the risk of unexpected explosions.Don’t attempt to relight, alter or fix any “dud” firework item.Point fireworks away from homes.You should also keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of a fire or other mishap.Louis, MO June 29, 2017 (STL.NEWS) Fireworks season is back, and hospitals are preparing for another increase in fireworks related injuries.- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.