Hand-held sparklers, ground-based sparklers, and novelty fireworks are now legal in New Jersey. While these can be fun, you must use them safely.
· Sparklers can burn up to 3,000 degrees, this can easily burn you, or light surrounding things on fire.
· Sparklers often drop hot ash and material on the ground, which can ignite brush or grass.
· Sparkler fountains spew sparks all over, which can ignite nearby brush, trees, or even structures.
Safe use and Disposal:
· Wear gloves for hand-held sparkers.
· Put them in a bucket of water when they are finished, let them soak for 10 minutes and then throw out.
· For ground- based fountains, place them on a hard surface such as concrete or from any structures or combustible materials, light them and get away quickly.
· Once it is done burning, don’t approach it for 5 minutes.
· Soak it in a bucket of water for 10 minutes and then throw out.