Updated: 3:35 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 | Posted: 3:33 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2011
By Kelsey Cundiff
If you plan to use fireworks this weekend, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides the following safety tips:
Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper.
Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
Keep a bucket of water or a hose handy in case of fire.
Light fireworks one at a time.
Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
After fireworks complete their burning, soak them in water before throwing them out.