Fireworks, sparklers, and children – oh my! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By

Adam Cecil

Adam Cecil

Former Staff Writer

Adam Cecil is a former staff writer for Policygenius, a digital insurance brokerage trying to make sense of insurance for consumers. He is a podcast producer, writer, and video maker based in Brooklyn, NY.

Published July 3, 2015

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Fireworks are awesome, especially for kids. There's nothing quite like looking up into the sky on a warm summer night to see the stars explode above you.Sparklers can bring some of that same excitement down from the sky and put it in your hands. But even though they're small, they can still get out of control if you're not careful.Check out our infographic below for crazy statistics and important sparkler safety tips, and be sure to share with your friends and neighbors!

Sources:

  1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Fireworks-Related Deaths, Emergency Department-Treated Injuries, and Enforcement Activities During 2013"

  2. National Institutes of Health / National Center for Research Resources, "‘How Much Will I Get Charged for This?’ Patient Charges for Top Ten Diagnoses in the Emergency Department"

  3. WholesaleSparklers.com, "72pc #8 Gold Sparklers 1 Packages [sic] of 72 Sparklers"

  4. Wired Magazine, "The Awesome Physics In A Simple Sparkler"

Image: Derek Key