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2013-07-01 23:21:50

July 4th is a holiday that is special to all Americans, yet it is also when thousands of people are seriously injured by fireworks. Alonso Krangle warns the public that it only takes one malfunctioning firework to change a celebration into a crisis. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Last year, between June 22 and July 22 more than 5,000 people were seen in hospital emergency rooms across the country because of fireworks. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),...

2013-07-01 23:00:18

The Michigan fireworks accident lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire representing burned victims gives Fourth of July safety tips. Southfield, MI (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 It is that time of year where we celebrate our nations’ independence with family and friends. During this time it is very common for fireworks to be lit, however, even though fireworks are often used as a means for celebration, they can also bring serious injuries, burns and even death. In fact,...

2013-05-31 23:21:43

Grand prize is an amazing portable photography kit featuring an Apple® iPad, Canon® Powershot S110, Seagate® Wireless Plus Hard Drive, and more. Priarie Village, KS (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Black Cat® Fireworks is offering fans the chance of a lifetime with their 2013 Supercharged Sweepstakes. Entries require a facebook account and are accepted at: https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatUSAFan. This sweepstakes began on May 15, 2013 and will end at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on June...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sparklers, bottle rockets and small firecrackers may appear harmless due to their size, however, new data released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that last year, during the 30 days surrounding July 4, these fireworks sent about 1,900 injured consumers to emergency rooms. CPSC's statistics show that in 2010 about 8,600 consumers ended up in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries involving legal and...

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...

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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...

2009-06-29 14:12:00

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips for Fourth of July celebrations ROSEMONT, Ill., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fourth-of-July fireworks always draw a crowd but those beautiful bursts of color can lead to catastrophic injuries if not used with care. This Independence Day, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) advises Americans to enjoy the spectacular celebrations but urges adults and children to exercise extreme caution by leaving fireworks to the...

2009-06-22 06:35:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone enjoys fireworks, especially in the festive Fourth of July season. But some devices can be dangerous. The National Council on Fireworks Safety recommends that you only buy consumer fireworks from a licensed store, tent or stand. Never buy fireworks from an individual's house or from someone on the street. Such devices are likely to be illegal explosives or professional 1.3G fireworks that can seriously injure you. Consumer fireworks, regulated by...

2008-09-30 00:00:31

YESTERDAY, this newspaper published a report and picture of an 11- year-old who suffered 40 per cent burns when a firecracker exploded in his face. We don't know what it is about boys his age - or younger - race and locality, and their attraction to small combustible objects that produce a loud bang. Perhaps it is the same sort of demographic factors that make those under the age of 16 so over-represented in the accident statistics. When it comes to adolescents riding motorcycles without...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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