If you're planning to celebrate the 4th of July with a "bang" this year, you need to keep a few things in mind.
Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Even fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and can burn users and bystanders.
Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals, rather than using fireworks at home.
The AAP recommends prohibiting the public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.
In this segment, Dr. David Hill shares advice on fireworks safety so that you and your family can enjoy the 4th of July with only good memories.