Fireworks beautiful, but can be deadly
Prevent injuries with tips from the ASSH

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind consumers of the risks involved in setting off fireworks.

At a Wednesday news conference, CPSC acting chairman Ann Marie Buerkle said an estimated 12,900 people suffered fireworks-related injuries last year, with 67 percent of those injuries occurring during the month surrounding the holiday. S parklers were the number one cause of the injuries, accounting for 14 percent of cases.

The CPSC says sparklers are more harmful than they seem. The CPSC  website reads: "Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals." If consumers are not careful, the CPSC said, sparklers can also catch on clothing, resulting in burns.

"Sparklers are often viewed as harmless but let's be clear, they can be deadly if not used properly," Buerkle said. "They are actually the most often cause of any injuries that we see firework-related."  Read the CPSC's complete fireworks fact sheet.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand issued this position paper that contains tips on preventing injury.

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