With New Year's Eve celebrations around the corner, Nottinghamshire County Council is urging people to check their sparklers before use.

The advice follows a product recall of Klasek Turbo Sparklers (batch number 1801), which were recalled over the bonfire period following reports that they had caused injury to some users.

Those who have these items at home are advised not to use them and should instead return them to the retailer from which they were purchased.

Sparklers are often used in New Year's Eve celebrations. Credit: PA Images

Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “In November, we asked the public to check sparklers they would be using to celebrate Bonfire Night, and we would like to thank everyone who shared our message."

We know that some of these sparklers are still in circulation, so if you have purchased sparklers to use as your ring in the New Year, please take a few minutes to check them and remind family and friends to do the same. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year."

Councillor John Handley