Do Not Use These Recalled Fireworks
Roughly 11,000 people were injured by fireworks last year and, while fireworks can be dangerous if not handled correctly, the fireworks in this story are not safe to use at all. It seems that there is a firework called "TNT Red, White and Blue" now, what it's supposed to do is emit billows of colored smoke, the problem is that this particular firework can actually blow up.
The "TNT Red, White and Blue" is not found everywhere and was originally distributed in the Northeast portion of the country, mainly in Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin, but they may have ended up in lots of other states as well.
I'm sure the local fireworks people are aware of this, but some may have snaeaked past prior to this recall, so double check your fireworks to make sure you don't have any of these
If, by some chance, you have a pack of these smoke bombs,you can get a full refund by clicking HERE, and filling out the particulars.
As long as we're talking about dangerous fireworks, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
1. Keep safety first. Don't let the kids handle the fireworks, Real fireworks can easily cause some serious injuries. Even sparklers are dangerous under certain conditions and those things get super hot.
2. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose ready for action
3. Don't get over confident. Every year, thousands of people are hurt simply by not playing it safe. Last year, 4 people died in fireworks accidents. Almost 70% of those injuries involved severe burns.
Have a safe and happy 4th!