Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.
Most Injured Body Parts by Fireworks
15% Head, face or ear
10% Trunk & other
28% Hand or finger
More than 44% of the injuries were burns
(based on injuries during the month around July 4. Source: CPSC’s 2018 Fireworks Annual Report by Tu and Ng.)