Fireworks Safety Month

Sparklers

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, we would like to urge parents and children to use caution when celebrating with sparklers to avoid potentially serious hand and arm injuries.

Sparklers can be hazardous as they are often viewed as relatively safe for children. Many parents do not realize that sparklers can burn up to 2000 degrees, and stay hot long after they stop burning. A simple sparkler mistake can quickly lead to severe skin burns or even ignite clothing.

Please follow the safety tips below to help avoid hand and arm injuries.

  • Keep sparklers out of the hands of children under 12
  • Don’t wave sparklers in the air- this makes them burn hotter
  • Stand when using a sparkler
  • Never hold a child with a lit sparkler
  • Don’t light one sparkler with another
  • Hold sparklers at arm’s length, away from the face
  • Wear close-toed shoes
  • Keep a bucket of water near to put used sparklers

In case of hand, wrist or arm emergency, Kleinert Kutz physicians are on-call 24/7 throughout Louisville. (502) 561-4263 to be directed to the nearest on-call facility.

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