Fireworks Are Not Child’s Play on the 4th of July

With wishes for a Happy 4th of July…a message from Safe Kids USA


Summer memories often include lighting sparklers and watching fireworks during 4th of July celebrations, however, hundreds of children are injured by fireworks each summer.

Fireworks can cause serious burn and eye injuries.  In 2010, 3,400 children under age 15 were injured by fireworks.  Of these injuries, over 70% occurred in the weeks surrounding the 4th of July.

The safest choice is to leave fireworks to professional use.

  • Children should never play with or light fireworks or sparklers.
  • Adults who use fireworks should not use them around children.

Have a safe 4th of July!


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