Setting off fireworks is traditional and a classic thing to do in the US and around the world. It is fun and amazing to watch. Unfortunately, it only takes one mistake for you or your child to suffer a serious injury. Below are some safety tips to consider during the New Year’s celebration:
Enjoy Fireworks Safely and From a Distance
Whether you are setting off rockets or firecrackers this New Year’s Eve, your kids will want to join in on the fun. But to ensure safety, kids should never set off fireworks on their own and should never be allowed to play with firecrackers. Before your family gets carried away setting off rockets, make sure to keep your kids at least 10 feet away. You can always tell them they will get a better view from a distance. Give a large perimeter if any of your neighbors are also lighting off fireworks. A single error might cause a rocket to launch in the wrong direction.
Light a Sparkler at Arm’s Length
Almost every adult may recall a time when they played with sparklers as a kid, but we bet you also recall the burn you had when one hit your skin or face. Remind your older children to keep sparklers and poppers at least an arm’s length away from their faces, clothes, and other kids. Take away the sparklers if your children start to tease or bother one another with them. They might cry, but not quite as much as they would if they were struck by a spark.
Enjoy a Professional Show
The easiest way to avoid a firework-related injury is to let a professional handle the show. You may sit back and relax with your kids while watching a fireworks display instead of launching your own. This way, you have ensured safety and still have fun and celebrate the festivity.
Avoid Illegal and Homemade Fireworks
Illegal fireworks are being sold on the internet and even on the side of the road nowadays. To avoid running afoul of these illegal – and extremely dangerous – fireworks, always check the label. Legal fireworks will always have a manufacturer’s name and directions on how to use them, while illegal fireworks will lack any obvious safety instructions.
If your child is injured due to someone’s negligence, you may contact Darfoor Law Firm at +1-833-327-3667 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Have a happy holiday!