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Fireworks Sparklers held by Four People

Did you know that in 2022 over 10,000 people went to the E.R. for reasons related to fireworks use in the U.S.? (Consumer Product Safety Council

For people who decide to buy and use ground-based sparkling devices and novelties - which are the ONLY fireworks legal to use without a permit in New Jersey - the NJ Division of Fire Safety provides the following guidelines:

NJ Now Legal Fireworks Infographic

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Small, Non-Aerial Sparkling Devices and Novelties Safety Guidelines

  • Only buy from reputable outlets.
  • Don’t buy if the packaging is damaged or appears tampered with.
  • Don’t use or try to fix broken or “dud” devices.
  • While non-aerial sparkling devices may be legal, they can still burn you. Temperatures of one sparkler can reach about 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and are not intended for children.
  • Never use these devices indoors.
  • Always have water handy and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Wait 20 minutes to properly dispose of these devices.

Small, Non-Aerial Sparkling Devices and Novelties Safe Disposal

  • Completely soak used devices and “duds” in a bucket of water and let soak overnight.
  • Double-wrap soaked devices in plastic wrap or a plastic bag to help keep them from drying out.
  • Place wrapped bags in regular household garbage.

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