What are some safety tips for handling used fireworks?

It's important to think about safety when handling used fireworks; burns can even occur after the sparks and flames are gone. People seem especially laid-back about sparklers, but the tip of a sparkler can heat up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and pose serious burn risks while lit as well as after the spark goes out. Follow these safety tips for handling used fireworks:
  • Place the remains of faulty and used fireworks in a container with water (sparkler wires too).
  • Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully functioned, appear to have gone out or are believed to be duds.
  • If there are any fireworks that did not light properly, approach them with caution after waiting 15 minutes or longer.
Importantly, remember to keep all used and unused fireworks and lighters out of the reach of children.

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