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Public reminded to exercise safety when using sparklers

Published on Aug 10, 2012 12:25 PM
 
The police would like to, once again, remind the public on the safe use of sparklers. -- PHOTO: SITI NADZIRAH HAMZAH

The police would like to, once again, remind the public on the safe use of sparklers.

Sparklers should be used "according to the safety guidelines prescribed by the manufacturer", said police in a press statement.

Persons setting off improvised explosive devices constructed using sparklers may be prosecuted in court for either an offence of negligent conduct with respect to any fire or combustible matter or negligent conduct with respect to any explosive substance.

If convicted of either offence, offenders can be jailed up to one year or fined up to $5,000, or both.