7 Tips for Fireworks Safety


Buy fireworks that are legal in your county and state.

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Legal consumer packaging includes a label referencing federal safety standards. Steer clear of fireworks sold in brown paper packaging, which often means it was intended for professional use and is thus unsafe for your backyard. All six fireworks-related deaths reported to CPSC in 2012 involved illegal and homemade fireworks.

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