Monthly Archives: December 2015

Start the New Year with a Safe Bang

New Year’s Eve is a time for renewal and celebration and, often, fireworks.  Whether you’re enjoying a local fireworks show, or lighting sparklers in your backyard, it is important to remember that safety is as important as fun, especially when handling explosives.  Firework are explosives and safety starts even before your celebration begins. The National Council on Fireworks Safety (NCFS) published a list of firework safety guidelines and urgied consumers to beware of unregulated fireworks.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates firework manufacturing with strict standards and quality control checks.  Nonetheless, unregulated fireworks can be found and are likely homemade or manufactured in an unregulated facility with little to no quality control and thus, can be extremely dangerous. Unregulated fireworks are usually sold by a person without a license and are generally packaged in brown or dull packaging.  The NCFS recommends that consumers purchase fireworks only from a licensed vendor.  If you…
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