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Government Blows Up Mannequins In Annual Plea For Fireworks Safety

Every year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds Americans that fireworks are dangerous — with some memorable demonstrations. And seriously, be careful with do-it-yourself displays.
A mannequin suffers the consequence of very poor fireworks-igniting decisions. Source: U.S. CPSC/Screenshot by NPR

Independence Day is dedicated to patriotism, but celebrated with beer and explosives. So it might not be a shock that every Fourth of July, America sees a massive spike in fireworks injuries — especially among children and young men.

And every year, the Consumer Product Safety

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