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Pyrotechnic articles - Other pyrotechnic articles - Ignition devices

General information

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CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks


This document defines the terms and specifies the requirements, means of categorization, test methods, minimum labelling requirements and instructions for use, for ignition devices (except ignition devices for pyrotechnic articles for vehicles) of the following generic types:
— igniters;
— components for pyrotechnic trains;
— pyrotechnic cords and fuses;
— delay fuses;
— fuzes.
NOTE Safety fuses are subject to Directive 2014/28/EU and therefore not considered in this document.
This document does not apply for articles containing pyrotechnic compositions that include any of the following substances:
— arsenic or arsenic compounds;
— polychlorobenzenes;
— mercury compounds;
— white phosphorus;
— picrates or picric acid.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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)

Life cycle


EN 16265:2015


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