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2.—(1) In these Regulations—
the “Act” means the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
the “1974 Act” means the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1);
“category”, in relation to a pyrotechnic article, means a category of pyrotechnic article referred to in Schedule 1;
“distributor” means a person in the supply chain, other than a manufacturer or an importer, who makes a pyrotechnic article available on the market in the course of that person’s business;
“enforcement authority” means—
in Great Britain, within its area, a weights and measures authority; and
in Northern Ireland, within its area, a district council;
“firework” means a pyrotechnic article intended for entertainment purposes;
“harmonised standard” means a European standard adopted by a European standardisation body under a mandate from the European Commission in conformity with the procedures laid down in Directive 98/34/EC(3) and with which compliance is not compulsory;
“importer” means a person established in the EU who makes a pyrotechnic article originating from a third country available on the EU market for the first time in the course of that person’s business;
“manufacturer” means a person who designs or manufactures a pyrotechnic article, or who causes such an article to be designed and manufactured, with a view to—
first making it available on the EU market, and
its distribution and use, distribution or use, whether for payment or free of charge,
under the name or trademark of that person;
“notified body” means a body (including a UK notified body) notified to the European Commission under Article 10 of the Directive to carry out conformity assessment procedures referred to in Article 9 of the Directive;
“other pyrotechnic article” means a pyrotechnic article falling within paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 (categories of pyrotechnic articles), including pyrotechnic articles for vehicles;
“person with specialist knowledge” means a person falling within regulation 42 (persons with specialist knowledge);
“pyrotechnic article” means any article containing explosive substances or an explosive mixture of substances designed to produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of such effects through self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions;
“pyrotechnic articles for vehicles” means components of safety devices in vehicles which contain pyrotechnic substances used to activate these or other devices;
“supply” includes offering to supply, agreeing to supply, exposing for supply and possession for supply, and related expressions shall be construed accordingly;
“theatrical pyrotechnic article” means a pyrotechnic article falling within paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 (categories of pyrotechnic articles) designed for indoor or outdoor stage use, including film and television productions or similar use; and
“UK notified body” means a body appointed to carry out the conformity assessment procedures and any other tasks for which it is appointed under regulation 43.
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