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CPSC Warns Consumers on Using Professional Fireworks

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By Admin on June 29, 2006 9:16 AM

Between 2000 and 2005, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received reports of 36 fireworks-related consumer deaths. More than a third of these incidents involved professional devices, which were sold illegally to consumers. “Commercial fireworks are much more powerful and often ignite faster than you can imagine,” said CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton. “They are illegal in the hands of consumers and should only be used by licensed professionals.”