EN 15947-5:2010

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

Publication date:   Feb 17, 2011

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 9, 2015

CEN

CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks

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This European Standard 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 and combinations;
- Bengal flames;
- Bengal matches;
- Bengal sticks;
- Christmas crackers;
- crackling granules;
- double bangers;
- flash bangers;
- flash pellets;
- fountains;
- ground movers;
- ground spinners;
- hand-held sparklers;
- jumping crackers;
- jumping ground spinners;
- mines;
- mini rockets;
- non-hand-held sparklers;
- novelty matches;
- party poppers;
- rockets;
- Roman candles;
- serpents;
- shot tubes;
- snaps;
- spinners;
- table bombs;
- throwdowns;
- wheels.
This European Standard does not apply for articles containing military explosives, commercial blasting agents or 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 or snaps);
- 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.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

2007/23/EC

Pyrotechnic articles directive

Harmonized/Supporting
2013/29/EU

Directive 2013/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles (recast)

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