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Posted on: June 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Independence Day Private Use Fireworks

Fireworks Days Times July 4 1200

Summer holidays offer many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the company of friends and family, and fireworks often add to the celebration.
 
The State of Michigan allows for the use of consumer fireworks ONLY on the following dates from 11 AM - 11:45 PM:
» Independence Day: Thursday, June 29 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023
» Labor Day: Saturday, September 2 - Monday, September 3, 2023

 

Celebrate Safely 

• More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually.
• Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July 4.
• Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head.
• Children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15.
• Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 2018 Fireworks Annual Report

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