According to the Courier-Post, the Garden State’s Senate recently approved a bill that would allow the use of non-exploding fireworks in New Jersey.
Reportedly, under the proposed law, it would no longer be illegal to sell or possess non-exploding fireworks or sparklers in New Jersey. Non-exploding fireworks, or “novelties” as they are referred to in the bill, include smoke devices, snakes, party poppers, glow worms, drop pops and snappers. The bill does not allow the sale of sparklers or “novelties” to anyone under 16 years old.
The bill is not law yet. First, the Assembly must pass the bill, and after that, Governor Chris Christie must sign it into law. However, if both those things happen soon enough, then the new law could go into effect in time for July 4th.
Is It Safe to Use Sparklers and Non-Exploding Fireworks?
Even if “novelties” and sparklers do not explode, there is still the possibility of people suffering burn injuries. This is especially true if the fireworks that people use turn out to be defective. If sparklers or non-exploding fireworks are defective, it could lead to them burning longer than they are supposed to or even unexpectedly exploding and injuring people.
The legal team at our New Jersey personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims and their families in Atlantic City and Cape May. Our personal injury attorneys and staff can help victims of explosions and severe burns to bring the individuals, businesses or institutions responsible for their injuries to justice.