In response, Hatzolah of Central Jersey is warning parents to keep children away from fireworks, and supervise any such activity.
“These items can cause serious permanent damage and are a Sakanas Nefashos,” Hatzolah said. “Some innocent-looking fireworks have potential of leaving children with serious bodily injury.”
This evening’s injury is unfortunately not a first.
“In recent Purims, emergency responders have responded to injuries and fires caused by improper playing with flammable items including matches, fireworks and other such items,” Hatzolah said.
The Prosecutor’s office also warned of the dangers and officials will be looking out for children using illegal fireworks.