Children between the ages of 10 and 14 make up the majority of the 12,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, even though it is illegal for anyone under 16 to buy or use fireworks.
In North Carolina, anything that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal. Raleigh Fire Marshal Larry Stanford says a lot of people get the illegal fireworks from South Carolina and bring them here.
Legal fireworks include explosive caps, snake and glow worms, smoke devices, trick noise makers and sparklers.
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