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Sparklers Get Hot!

Posted June 29, 2016 by Jenny

How hot does a sparkler get? Up to 1200 degrees! Be careful when using sparklers!

Here are some tips to keep your kids safe with sparklers from safekids.org

More than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because of fireworks. Sparklers, which are typically viewed by parents as relatively harmless fireworks for children, account for one-third of the injuries to children under five.

The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks.

Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.

Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.

Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.

 

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