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CPSC Promotes Fireworks Safety

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - A Fourth of July celebration just wouldn't be the same without fireworks, but of course, nothing ruins that celebration like a bad burn.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission demonstrated the dangers that fireworks can pose.

Firework hazards were demonstrated on mannequins and watermelons using the typical fireworks, such as sparklers and illegal fireworks like M-80's.

According to their statistics, 65 percent of all fireworks injuries last year occurred during the 30 days surrounding the Fourth of July.

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