Roman Candles, Baby Rockets banned from May 1

State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and the Environent is banning the sale of Baby Rockets and Roman Candles to individuals. These fireworks cause many injuries each new years, especially to eyes, and Mansveld hopes to reduce these casualties.

"New Years should be spent with your family and friends, not in the ER because you were injured by fireworks." Mansveld said. The ban will be in place before the coming New Year.

The state secretary will continue to investigate which other fireworks cause which injuries and will put measures in place to reduce the number of victims should it be necessary. The government and fireworks sector will also continue to promote the use of safety goggles when lighting fireworks.

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