Firework Safety

The fourth of July is almost here. Fireworks are now legal in at least 26 states in the U.S.A. While the best way to protect your family is to leave fireworks to the professionals, some folks enjoy using fireworks at home. If you are one of them, please act wisely and check with your town to find out the specific laws for your area. Act with care! Children must be closely supervised around fireworks at all times. Sparklers can reach up to 1200 degrees, and are not typically long enough to keep the sparks away from tiny arms. Glow sticks are an excellent alternative. Do not wear loose clothing or light fireworks near dry grass, brush, or anything that is flammable. Never light fireworks indoors. Point them away from people and buildings and if a device fails to go off, do not investigate, first douse with water and then dispose of it. Always have a fire extinguisher close by and a bucket of water or hose. If you are a manufacturer, retailer, importer, or distributor of fireworks or other summer items, do you know what your product responsibilities are? Don’t end up on the CPSC recall list; Contact Attorney Mattiace today, toll free at 877-481-0734 and ask for a free consultation.