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Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Sale in original package and additional labelling requirements

8.—(1) The sale or purchase of fireworks referred to in Schedule 1, other than in prepacked quantities of 10 or more in selection packs and 5 or more in primary packs in their original package, is prohibited.

(2) A person who carries on a retail business involving to whatever extent the sale of fireworks or assemblies, shall not sell nor transfer to any person, including persons within his employ, any firework which he has removed, caused to be removed or knows to have been removed from a primary pack or a selection pack containing fireworks referred to in Schedule 1.

(3) Where fireworks and assemblies in category 4 are sold or transferred in accordance with regulation 4(1) the packaging must be marked with the words—

  • This device must not be sold to, or used by a member of the general public.

(4) A person shall not sell or transfer any sparkler unless the packet in which it is contained is marked with the words “Warning: not to be given to children under 5 years of age”.

(5) A person shall not sell or transfer any firework which is not labelled in English.

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