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Important information for fireworks license holders or applicants who wish to store fireworks for sale in 2017

The following information relates to legislative changes introduced by the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010 and now required by the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015.

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 require that from July 5, 2017, all consumer fireworks sold in the UK must comply with Part 2 of those regulations.

Part 2 outlines the legal obligations of economic operators and retailers.

The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 specify those fireworks which may be supplied to the general public. These are listed as Category F1, F2 and F3 fireworks.

Only fireworks that comply with European safety standards that carry a CE mark and are correctly labelled with details of the manufacturer and importer, can legally be supplied to consumers after the 5 July 2017.

Please be advised that if you are currently stocking retail fireworks that do not bear the required CE mark and are labelled under BS7114: Part 2 they will need to be returned to your supplier. It is an offence to sell these fireworks and you will be required to dispose of them at your own expense.

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