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ISO 25947-5:2017

Fireworks - Categories 1, 2 and 3 - Part 5: Requirements for construction and performance

ISO 25947-5:2017 specifies requirements for the construction, performance and primary packaging of fireworks of category 1, 2 and 3 of the following types:

- aerial wheels;

- bangers;

- batteries;

- batteries requiring external support;

- Bengal flames;

- Bengal matches;

- Bengal sticks;

- Christmas crackers;

- combinations;

- combinations requiring external support;

- compound fireworks;

- crackling granules;

- double bangers;

- double flash bangers;

- flash bangers;

- flash pellets;

- fountains;

- ground movers;

- ground spinners;

- hand-held sparklers;

- jumping crackers;

- jumping ground spinners;

- mines;

- mini rockets;

- nezumi-hanabi;

- non-hand-held sparklers;

- novelty matches;

- party poppers;

- rockets;

- Roman candles;

- senko-hanabi;

- serpents;

- shot tubes;

- snaps;

- spinners;

- table bombs;

- throwdowns;

- wheels.

ISO 25947-5:2017 does not apply to articles containing pyrotechnic composition that includes any of the following substances:

- arsenic or arsenic compounds;

- hexachlorobenzene;

- mixtures containing a mass fraction of chlorates greater than 80 %;

- mixtures of chlorates with metals;

- mixtures of chlorates with red phosphorus (except when used in Christmas crackers, party poppers, snaps and throwdowns);

- mixtures of chlorates with potassium hexacyanoferrate(II);

- mixtures of chlorates with sulfur (these mixtures are allowed for friction heads only);

- mixtures of chlorates with sulfides;

- lead or lead compounds;

- mercury compounds;

- white phosphorus;

- picrates or picric acid;

- potassium chlorate with a mass fraction of bromates greater than 0,15 %;

- sulfur with an acidity, expressed in mass fraction of sulphuric acid, greater than 0,002 %;

- zirconium with a particle size of less than 40 µm.

ISO 25947-5:2017 does not apply for theatrical pyrotechnic articles which are designed for indoor or outdoor stage use, including film and television productions or similar use.

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