WEB EXTRA: Demonstrations Show the Dangers of Fireworks


WEB EXTRA: Fireworks are often synonymous with fun and celebration, but they can also bring pain and sometimes death when used incorrectly. 

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 280 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

53% of injuries are burns, especially those to the face, ears, arms, and fingers, but some injuries can turn deadly. 

The CPSC released a video showing explosive demonstrations to show the deadly dangers of incorrect firework use. 

Explosive Demonstrations from the CPSC show including sparklers, bottle rockets, M-80’s, Quick Match Fuse, M-1000, Aerial Device and Home Device Manufacture.

The CPSC reported that in a month period between June 2017 to July 2017, sparklers were the number one cause of injury. 

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