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Fireworks

fireworks

Some insurance adjusters would argue that there are no "safe" fireworks, especially in or near your home. Even sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees, which can melt some metals.

During the 30 days surrounding Independence Day in 2009, there were nearly 6,000 reports of injuries involving fireworks, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Over half were related to firecrackers, bottle rockets and sparklers.

If you plan to use fireworks, here are some guidelines from the commission:

  • Never allow small children to play with fireworks.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your community.
  • Avoid fireworks that come in brown paper packaging. They may be made for professional displays that pose a danger to consumers.
  • Adults should supervise all fireworks activities.

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