In this series, 8 of the injuries occurred within 1 month of Fourth-of-July festivities. Therefore, during such times, parents, children, and adolescents need to be particularly aware of the potential danger of injuries from bottle rockets. Not surprisingly, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission prohibits the sale of certain dangerous types of fireworks, including large firecrackers that contain more than 50 mg of explosive powder and aerial fireworks that contain more than 130 mg of flash powder.7 Despite these federal regulations and state prohibitions, approximately one-third of fireworks-related deaths between 2000 and 2005 involved fireworks illegally sold to customers.8 Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island are the only 5 states that ban the sale of all consumer fireworks. Whereas the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued mandatory safety regulations for firework devices and enforces them under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act, these regulations are clearly not enough to prevent the devastating ocular injuries incurred each year as a result of fireworks, particularly bottle rockets. Therefore, studies such as ours are important for the education of parents, children, adolescents, physicians, and the public regarding the repercussions of fireworks-related ocular injuries to active participants and to bystanders. Finally, studies such as ours can assist in modifying legislation to ban sales of bottle rockets in an effort to eliminate unnecessary ocular trauma and visual loss.