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The Fireworks (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2004

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1.—(1) Regulation 2 of the 1997 Regulations is amended as follows.

(2) For the definition of “air bomb” there is substituted—

“air bomb” means a Roman candle (or a combination which includes three or fewer roman candles) whose functioning comprises the ejection of eleven or fewer pyrotechnic units, and which contains any pyrotechnic unit designed to eject and burst and whose bursting charge is other than black powder and constitutes more than ten per cent of the pyrotechnic unit.

(3) For the definition of “mini-rocket” there is substituted—

“mini-rocket” means a firework which is designed so that, on functioning, it propels itself into the air and which comprises a body or motor—

(a)

which contains pyrotechnic composition or pyrotechnic units; and

(b)

the outside diameter of which, at the point where the diameter is greatest, is less than 12 millimetres; or

(c)

if equipped with a stick or sticks for the purposes of stabilising its flight—

(i)

where the firework is intended to be supplied singly, whose overall length (including the length of any such stick or sticks) is less than 900 millimetres or (not including the length of any such stick or sticks) is less than 195 millimetres; or

(ii)

where the firework is intended to be supplied in a primary pack, whose overall length (including the length of any such stick or sticks) is less than 400 millimetres or (not including the length of any such stick or sticks) is less than 125 millimetres; or

(iii)

where the firework is intended to be supplied in a selection pack, whose overall length (including the length of any such stick or sticks) is less than 300 millimetres; or

(d)

if not equipped with a stick or sticks for the purposes of stabilising its flight—

(i)

whose overall length is less than 300 millimetres; and

(ii)

is intended to be supplied singly or in a primary pack.

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