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Sparkler safety

Safety with sparklers
  • Store sparklers and other fireworks in a closed box in a cool, dry place.
  • Always light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
  • Never hold a baby or child if you have a sparkler in your hand.
  • Plunge finished sparklers hot end down into a bucket of water
Children and sparklers
  • Never give sparklers to the under 5s.
  • Always supervise children using sparklers
  • Give children gloves to wear when holding sparklers.
  • Avoid dressing children in loose or flowing clothes – they may catch light
  • Show children how to hold sparklers – away from their body at arm’s length.
  • Teach children not to wave sparklers near anyone else or run while holding them.
In an emergency
  • Cool the burn with cold water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cut around material sticking to skin – don’t pull it off.
  • Don’t touch the burn or burst any blisters.
  • Cover the burn with clean, non-fluffy material – cling film is ideal – to prevent infection.
  • If clothing catches fire, get the person to STOP, DROP to the floor and roll them in heavy material like a curtain.
A Sparkler

Keep sparklers in safe hands

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