Independence Day Safety

By: Sach Oliver, Trial Attorney/Managing Partner

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in its 2016 Fireworks Annual Report, estimated that 11,100 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during 2016, were fireworks-related. Additionally, there were an estimated 900 emergency department-treated injuries associated with sprinklers and 400 with bottle rockets. Of those injuries, 7,600 fireworks-related injuries, or 68 percent, occurred between June 18, 2016 and July 18, 2016.

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Working Together for the Safety of Our Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces this holiday season to keep kids safe and stop dangerous and violative toys from reaching kids’ hands.

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