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Yikes! Fireworks fails that will make you cringe

(America's Funniest Home Videos/YouTube)

Sometimes it seems festive Americans and fireworks were made for each other. Other times, not so much.

America's Funniest Home Videos compiled some of the most epic firework fails ever to be caught on camera. It also serves as a great example of what not to do.

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Planning on running the show this Fourth of July? Avoid ending up on AFV (or worse, in the emergency room) by following these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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