ABSTRACT

2020 Fireworks Annual Report: Fireworks-Related Deaths, Emergency Department-Treated Injuries, and Enforcement Activities During 2020   [open pdf - 606KB]

From the Executive Summary: "This report provides the results of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff's analysis of data on non-occupational, fireworks-related deaths and injuries during calendar year 2020. The report also summarizes CPSC staff's enforcement activities during fiscal year 2020. Staff obtained information on fireworks-related deaths from news clippings and other sources in CPSC's Consumer Product Safety Risk Management System (CPSRMS). Staff also estimated fireworks-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments from CPSC's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). Finally, CPSC staff conducted a special study of non-occupational fireworks-related injuries between June 21, 2020 and July 21, 2020. The special study included collecting and analyzing more detailed incident information, such as the type of injury, the fireworks involved, the characteristics of the victim, and the incident scenario. About 66 percent of the estimated annual fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries for 2020 occurred during that period."

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2021-06
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: https://www.cpsc.gov/
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