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Report reveals data on fireworks danger

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Experts test fireworks exploding in the face of a mannequin in a safety demonstration. Experts test fireworks exploding in the face of a mannequin in a safety demonstration.
A mannequin's hand falls off when brought into contact with fireworks. A mannequin's hand falls off when brought into contact with fireworks.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Consumer safety watchdogs have launched their annual attack on mannequins and watermelons to send a message to the public.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission report released on Thursday, there were eight deaths and more than 11,000 injuries related to fireworks last year, which is nearly 3,000 more than in 2012.

Two-thirds of the injuries happened in the 30 days, surrounding July 4.

Children under five have the highest injury rate, so the CPSC says parents should never let young kids play with fireworks or sparklers and that older children need to be supervised.

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