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WARNING! Lead in commonly found in sparklers and fireworks!
There’s a reason these items are clearly labeled “Caution Flammable” and “Not Intended For Children” – no fireworks are safe to have around kiddos and not for the most obvious reasons. YES, they could blow off a hand (leg, finger, arm or other bodypart) with some of the bigger ones – but our concern is for the smaller ones—that we innocently let younger children play with, because we consider them “safe”. We consider them safe because we don’t imagine they will cause injury, but when we’re thinking about this we’re not thinking about the potential brain injury caused by the inhalation of lead fumes when the sparklers and other “child-friendly” smaller pyrotechnics are lit.
Please keep your children away from “personal” fireworks and instead take them to the big public displays where they are less likely to be subject to inhaling the fumes directly.
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