NORTH Wales Fire and Rescue Service is warning 'have-a-go' dads to be extra-careful with fireworks this year, or risk putting their friends and family in danger.
The message to those in charge of displays is: "Take more responsibility with fireworks, they are more dangerous than you think and could severely injure children or yourself."
Minister for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Gareth Thomas said: "Millions of families love watching fireworks, but no-one wants to be a victim of the accidents that can and do happen.
"Even if you think you know how to handle fireworks, failing to follow the Firework Code properly puts you and your loved ones in danger.
"Each of us has a responsibility to take the right precautions with fireworks so we can all enjoy them safely this year."
Each year the highest number of firework injuries happen at family or private parties and over half of those injuries are to children.
Any adult in charge of the festivities needs to know the Firework Code's safety guidelines to help make their fireworks display a memorable occasion for the right reasons.
Richard Fairhead, community safety manager said: "Information, online games and tips for making firework displays safe and enjoyable for children and adults alike can be found at www.BERR.gov.uk/fireworks/index.htm. The Child Accident Prevention Trust website at www.capt.org.uk and Directgov on www.direct.gov.uk both give useful guidance on keeping kids safe.
"Our message is don't use fireworks at home - attend an organised bonfire display."