EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) --The Consumer Reports Product Safety Commission reports about 12,000 emergency room visits and 11 deaths caused by mishandling fireworks. They're trying to bring that number down with a new PSA featuring New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
Last Fourth of July, Pierre-Paul lost his index finger and severely injured his right hand in a fireworks incident at his off-season home in Florida.
WATCH: Fireworks PSA staring Pierre-Paul debuts exclusively on GMA
In the PSA that debuted Thursday on 'Good Morning America', Pierre-Paul says to 'keep fireworks away from kids' and to 'leave fireworks to the professionals'.
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