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Latest Consumer fireworks Stories

2011-06-16 06:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using consumer fireworks on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Dr. John Steinberg, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Fireworks Safety. But he notes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), there were an estimated 5,900 fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July season in 2009....

2010-12-21 06:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating! However, all too often, New Years Eve festivities involve excess alcohol. Just like driving and drinking do not mix, shooting consumer fireworks and drinking absolutely do not mix. If you are at a party for New Year's Eve where consumer fireworks are being shot, make sure that there is a designated shooter who has not been...

2010-12-01 09:00:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer fireworks are a wonderful way to celebrate holidays. But they must be used carefully! The National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be fireworks smart before, during and after their consumer fireworks display. Before: Choose an open area away from spectators, homes and buildings and dry vegetation. Use a garden hose to wet down the area before firing. During: As each device burns out, soak it using a hose or bucket of water....

2010-06-29 09:00:00

About 200 fireworks injuries a day during month surrounding the holiday WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to put safety in play if fireworks are part of your Fourth of July celebrations. A new CPSC study indicates that in 2009 there were two deaths and nearly 9,000 emergency room visits for injuries resulting from fireworks related incidents. Most fireworks injuries occurred to consumers younger than 20 and...

2010-06-28 10:27:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The fireworks industry remains committed to providing the safest products available, as well as to educating the public on the proper ways to safely enjoy the great American tradition of celebrating with backyard fireworks. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia allow legal "consumer" fireworks for the Fourth of July. The definition of consumer fireworks varies from state to state, but can include everything from cone fountains to roman candles...

2010-06-25 06:00:00

NEW CASTLE, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans will enjoy their Fourth of July celebrations this year while watching fireworks. Many will be at public displays in their community, while others will be using consumer fireworks in the backyard. Zambelli Fireworks is reminding Americans to focus on safety - especially at home. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/zambellifireworks/44704/ (Photo:...

2010-06-18 06:45:00

Sparklers Are Safe When Used Correctly WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using sparklers on our nation's birthday is as traditional as cookouts and parades. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Nancy Blogin, President of the National Council on Fireworks Safety. But she notes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), approximately 16% of all consumer fireworks injuries are caused by sparklers burning hands and legs,...

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2009-12-28 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, all too often, New Year's Eve festivities involve excess alcohol. Just like driving and drinking do not mix, shooting consumer fireworks and drinking absolutely do not mix. If you are at a party for New Year's Eve where consumer fireworks are being shot, make sure that there is a designated shooter who has not been drinking...

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2009-06-30 23:00:00

The United States' Independence Day celebrations bring an annual warning from doctors -- leave the fireworks to professionals. Fourth of July fireworks always draw a crowd but those beautiful bursts of color can lead to catastrophic injuries if not used with care, Dr. James C. Krieg, spokesman of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, said. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says last year more than 15,000 fireworks-related injuries were treated -- 8,000 involving children...

2009-06-22 17:41:25

Sixteen percent of all consumer fireworks injuries are caused by sparklers burning hands and legs, a U.S. fireworks safety advocacy group says. The National Council on Fireworks Safety says many of the injuries would not have occurred if there had been close adult supervision and if some basic safety steps had been taken. Most of the sparkler injuries involve young children. The organization advises that: -- Children under age 12 should not use sparklers without very close adult supervision....