Edgar Snyder & Associates®
A Law Firm Representing Injured People
Call Us Toll Free 24/7
Published on Jun 27, 2007 by Edgar Snyder

Fireworks Caution and Safety Tips


The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning to beware of illegal fireworks and adhere to fireworks safety at all times. From 2000 to 2006, nearly 50 people died in fireworks-related accidents, with more than half caused by illegal products.

In the one-month time period surrounding July 4th in 2006, fireworks sent 6,400 people to the emergency room. That’s over two-thirds of all fireworks-related emergency room visits for last year clustered into a few short summer weeks.

The CPSC has provided these safety guidelines to help consumers protect themselves:

  • Never allow young children to play with fireworks.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
  • Fireworks in brown paper packaging are for professional shows and should be avoided.
  • Sparklers injure children under age five more often than any other type of firework.
  • Never have your body directly over a firework device when lighting the fuse.
  • Move back to a safe distance immediately after lighting.
  • Never re-light fireworks that have not fully functioned.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Light one item at a time and then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
Source: "CPSC Warns of Deadly Dangers When Consumers Use Illegal Fireworks." CPSC Press Release. June 27, 2007.
Think you have a case?
Think you have a case?
Free Case Review
First Name
Last Name
Briefly describe your injuries

Recent News

Sep 16, 2016
Fall and Winter Car Kit
Sep 16, 2016
A New Law May Be Coming for Drivers
Sep 16, 2016
Smartphone Apps for Drivers
Sep 16, 2016
New CDC Tool Will Help Keep Traveling Workers Safe
Sep 14, 2016
PA Residents: You're This Much More Likely to Hit a Deer