Between June 22 and July 22 of last year, more than 5,000 people landed in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than half these injuries involved burns to the hands, head and face. What a way to dampen the holiday. CPSC and its director of communications, Scott Wolfson, provide the following tips so you can remain safe and soundly patriotic this Independence Day.
Buy fireworks that are legal in your county and state.