Fireworks are a common cause of burn injury in the months surrounding the Fourth of July. In 2003, more than 4,300 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. Children ages 5 to 14 are at the highest risk for fireworks-related injuries. Firecrackers and bottle rockets were the types most associated with injuries to children ages 5 to 14. Children ages 4 and under are at the highest risk for sparkler-related injuries. Numerous safety laws and regulations protect children from burn injury hazards when using fireworks.
Using Fireworks Safely
National Safety Council