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How to play safe with firecrackers

Don’t be overexcited while handling firecrackers. Play safe this Diwali keeping in mind the safety instructions.

entertainment Updated: Nov 05, 2010 01:39 IST

Don’t get too excited while handling firecrackers. Play safe this Diwali keeping in mind the safety instructions.



1. Avoid daredevilry:

Don’t be overexcited while handling firecrackers. Kids should always be accompanied by their parent, so that they don’t get hurt.



2. Read the instructions:

Read the manual provided with each firework carefully, since different crackers have different instructions. Never throw fireworks or lighted crackers randomly.



3. Mind the gap:

Always keep fireworks at arm’s length and away from the body before lighting the fuse.



4. Store well:

Do not carry fireworks in your pockets; keep them in their packet till you intend to use them. Do not put them in a place where the temperature is too high. Also, make sure you don’t store them in tins, glass jars or bottles.



5. Space matters:

Light crackers in an open space and never inside a house. Also, never try to put them out in a closed container. Make sure you light them on a smooth, flat surface, away from the house, dry leaves and flammable materials.



HTC (With inputs from Dr Rajiv Chhabra, Artemis Health Institute)