According to CAPT, over 550 children under 16 are taken to A&E in the 4 weeks surrounding bonfire night. These are more likely to be boys than girls, especially aged 12 – 15 years.
CAPT also warn about sparklers – they can reach a temperature of 2,000 degrees Celsius which is 20 times the boiling point of water (www.capt.org.uk)
So sparklers are definitely not something to be taken lightly. Make sure you don’t give them to children under 5 years as they are too young to hold them safely. Older children must still be supervised when using sparklers.
Have fun and stay safe!