Which classic new years injury is shown?
Answer: The injury shown is a Sparkler Burn. Accounting for 15-20% of fireworks related burns. Often in under 5′s these burns are caused when kids reach out to touch the burnt out sparkler. Another common site for sparkler burns is the soles of feet after they are discarded.
Sparkler burns and the potential for serious injury in children van den Boogaard, Carolina J., Wallis, Belinda A. and Kimble, Roy M. (2008) Sparkler burns and the potential for serious injury in children. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 29 4: 679-680.