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The 4th of July is right around the corner and that only means one thing: fireworks.
Lighting up the night sky with grandiose bursts of color and sound brings out the kid in us all, and every once in awhile, recklessness. Although fun, these products are still explosives, and thus dangerous.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200 people visit the emergency room with firework-related injuries every year. Keeping that in mind, the CPSC outlines several precautions to consider before grabbing the lighter, in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Tip #1: Avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper
Most people are completely unaware of this little tidbit of information: fireworks packaged in brown paper, is a sign they were made for professional displays, and could be dangerous to the average consumer. You know, the massive, brilliant shows at baseball games and city celebrations? They usually…
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