State officials issue safety and legal warnings regarding fireworks
While sparklers and similar non-explosive fireworks devices are legal in Georgia, insurance and safety fire commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging citizens to use extreme caution to avoid injuries when using legalized fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
“Even legal fireworks should only be used with close adult supervision,” Hudgens said. “For the sake of safety and seeing a spectacular display, your best bet is to attend a professional show.”
Consumers may be confused when they discover certain types of fireworks on sale at local retail outlets near the state’s borders, Hudgens said. Sparklers and fountains are not classified as fireworks by law and are legal and available for sale or use in Georgia.