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Explosives Regulations, 2013 (SOR/2013-211)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2024-05-03. Previous Versions

PART 16Consumer Fireworks and Novelty Devices (continued)

DIVISION 2Rules for Users (continued)

Acquisition and Storage (continued)

Marginal note:Storage requirements — dwelling

  •  (1) When consumer fireworks or novelty devices are stored in a dwelling, they must be stored in accordance with package instructions, located in a clean, dry place, away from flammable substances and sources of ignition and in a manner that ensures that access to them is limited to people authorized by the user.

  • Marginal note:Storage requirements — storage unit

    (2) When consumer fireworks or novelty devices are stored in a storage unit,

    • (a) the storage unit must be located away from flammable substances and sources of ignition;

    • (b) the interior of the storage unit must be kept clean and dry;

    • (c) the storage unit must be constructed and maintained to prevent unauthorized access and to protect the contents from weather;

    • (d) the storage unit must be attended when unlocked;

    • (e) if the storage unit is a container, it must not impede exit in case of fire;

    • (f) if the storage unit is not a container, all exits must be kept unobstructed;

    • (g) precautions that minimize the likelihood of an ignition or fire in or near the storage unit must be taken; and

    • (h) a sign that displays the words “Danger — Fire Hazard/Risque d’incendie” in letters at least 10 cm high and that prohibits smoking using letters, or a symbol, at least 10 cm high must be posted on the storage unit in a clearly visible location.

Use

Marginal note:Instructions — consumer fireworks

  •  (1) When using consumer fireworks, a user, other than a certified display supervisor or a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor, must follow the instructions provided on the label of the consumer fireworks, and if there are no such instructions, the consumer fireworks must not be used except by a certified display supervisor or a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor.

  • Marginal note:Instructions — novelty devices

    (1.1) When using novelty devices, a user must follow the instructions on the packaging, and if there are no such instructions, the novelty devices must not be used.

  • Marginal note:Electric match

    (2) A user, other than a certified display supervisor or a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor, must not use an electric match to fire consumer fireworks.

  • Marginal note:No smoking

    (3) A user must not smoke, and must prohibit all others from smoking, within 8 m of the site of use of the fireworks.

Marginal note:Consumer fireworks — electric match

  •  (1) A certified display supervisor or a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor may use an electric match to fire consumer fireworks.

  • Marginal note:Consumer fireworks — hybrid show

    (2) Consumer fireworks may be used by a certified display supervisor or by a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor as a component of a hybrid show containing both consumer fireworks and display fireworks.

  • Marginal note:Fireworks accessories (type F.4) — hybrid show

    (3) Fireworks accessories (type F.4) may be used by a certified display supervisor or by a display assistant under the direct supervision of a certified display supervisor to fire consumer fireworks as a component of a hybrid show containing both consumer fireworks and display fireworks.

Marginal note:User under 18 years old

  •  (1) A user who is under the age of 18 may use consumer fireworks if they are supervised by a person who is at least 18 years old.

  • Marginal note:User under 16 years old

    (1.1) A user who is under the age of 16 may use novelty devices if they are supervised by a person who is at least 18 years old.

  • Marginal note:Supervision

    (2) A person who acquires consumer fireworks may give them to a user who is under the age of 18 if the person ensures that the user is supervised by a person who is at least 18 years old.

  • Marginal note:Supervision — novelty devices

    (3) A person who acquires novelty devices may give them to a user who is under the age of 16 if the person ensures that the user is supervised by a person who is at least 18 years old.

Marginal note:Reuse of packaging

 A user must ensure that any packaging or container that has been used for consumer fireworks or novelty devices is not reused unless

  • (a) the transport classification of the consumer fireworks or novelty devices to be transported remains unchanged;

  • (b) the consumer fireworks or novelty devices to be transported are arranged in the packaging or container so as to minimize their movement during transport;

  • (c) the packaging or container is closed for transport in the same manner as it was for its first use;

  • (d) the mass of the consumer fireworks or novelty devices is equal to or less than the mass of the consumer fireworks or novelty devices during the first use of the packaging or container; and

  • (e) the packaging or container shows no signs of damage, contamination or reduced strength.

 

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