Vermont Department of Health Summer Sparkler Safety Tips to Avoid Injury

For Immediate Release: July 3, 2003

Contact: Stephanie Courcy
Vermont Department of Health
Injury Control
802-651-1978

BURLINGTON, VT—The American traditions of parades, cookouts and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season. This year, adult Vermonters can legally buy sparklers and other small glowing and smoke devices for at-home celebrations.

Sparklers can be a joyful addition to your celebrations, but without careful supervision, they can also be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries.

For those who choose to use them, the Vermont Department of Health offers the following Sparkler Safety Tips:

All other fireworks are illegal in Vermont, except for permitted supervised public fireworks displays.