Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN

Lifestyle

Lighting a match on fireworks safety

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 00:45

A new study shows fireworks-related deaths have increased as authorities urge consumers to celebrate safely with a Washington, DC event. Jillian Kitchener reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Everyone has a blast ooing and aahing over fireworks. But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding us of their dangers -- if used incorrectly. They say fireworks-related deaths and injuries have increased. And a new study shows that device malfunction and improper use are associated with most injuries. The government says 65 percent of the injuries last year happened in the 30 days surrounding Independence Day. And this Washington, DC event is urging everyone to celebrate safely this time around.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Lighting a match on fireworks safety

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 00:45