Make Sure your 4th of July is Happy and Safe

By Meredith Whittemore

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently recalled thousands of fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. According to the CPSC, the fireworks were “overloaded” and could result in a greater than expected explosion. The recall serves as a good reminder that if you are going to use fireworks, certain safety rules should be followed.

According to the CPSC:

  1. Do not allow young children to play with fireworks.
  2. Adults should supervise older children using fireworks.
  3. Never have any portion of your body directly over a firework while lighting.
  4. Keep a bucket of water or connected garden hose nearby for emergencies.

However, fireworks aren’t the only common danger this time of year.  Brush up on your summer safety tips by reading the stories below:

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Heading to the pool or beach with the kids? Designate a water-watcher.

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