"Pretty colored trees"… that was my 3-year-old daughters' description of fireworks last year. Indeed, they are pretty; they may look like little trees and are undeniably popular. Bursting in all different shapes, sizes and colors, annual fireworks will light up the skies in recognition of America's independence this July weekend. Because safety is our mantra here at Foremost Insurance, we want to educate you on the precautions that should be taken when handling these "pretty colored trees."
Sparklers, bottle rockets and small firecrackers may appear harmless due to their size, however, new data released 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 illegal fireworks. Over the past 10 years, 30-33 percent of the injuries associated with fireworks have typically been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks.
Consumers who decide to purchase legal fireworks are urged to take these safety steps from the CPSC:
Over the past 10 years, 30-33 percent of the injuries associated with fireworks have typically been caused by illegal explosives or homemade fireworks.
Enjoy the Holiday weekend safely!
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