May 11, 2015 Posts By: Leah Wright
This 4th of July, most of us will marvel at a fireworks display or two. But, before you pack up the Mom-mobile with picnic blankets, coolers and sparklers, make sure everyone knows the rules of fireworks safety.
All fireworks — even the legal consumer ones that comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulations — are classified as hazardous substances under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because they can cause injury, especially when used improperly.
Some fireworks, such as illegal firecracker-type devices (M-80's, quarter sticks) and professional display fireworks, should never be used or handled by consumers or children because of the risk of serious injuries and death. The best way to avoid injury from fireworks is to leave them to the professionals, and there are lots of great public fireworks displays all over the Metroplex this Independence Day.
If you do plan to buy your own fireworks, follow these tips and stay safe:
Visit the National Council on Fireworks Safety website for more safety information. Happy Birthday America!
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