Did you know that children younger than 15 account for 4 out of 10 firework-related injuries?
That's according to experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
This is why people need to make sure children are safe around these explosives items.
Here are some tips from Nationwide Children’s Hospital:
- Sparklers are a leading cause of firework-related injury.Even though some parents consider sparklers to be “safe fireworks,” they can reach temperatures of 1800 degrees and easily ignite clothing.
- Supervision alone is not enough to prevent serious injuries.Firework-related injuries often happen when a parent or an adult is present.
- Even if you do not allow your children to touch fireworks, they can still be seriously injured if they are around others who are using fireworks.1 in 4 firework-related injuries to children occurs to bystanders.