EN 15947-2:2022

Pyrotechnic articles - Fireworks, Categories F1, F2 and F3 - Part 2: Categories and types of firework EN 15947-2:2022

Publication date:   Feb 15, 2023

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 5, 2022


CEN/TC 212 Pyrotechnic articles

European Norm

71.100.30   Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks



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This document gives descriptions of the fireworks types and establishes a system for the categorization of fireworks into category F1. It is applicable to fireworks of the categories F1, F2 and F3 as defined by Article 6 Paragraph (1) clause (a) subclause (i) to (iii) of Directive 2013/29/EU. This document is applicable only for the categories given in brackets for each type hereinafter:
- aerial wheel (only category F3);
- banger (only categories F2 and F3);
- battery and battery requiring external support (only categories F2 and F3);
- Bengal flame (categories F1, F2 and F3);
- Bengal match (only category F1);
- Bengal stick (only categories F1 and F2);
- Christmas cracker (only category F1);
- combination and combination requiring external support (only categories F2 and F3);
- compound firework (only categories F2 and F3);
- crackling granule (only categories F1 and F2);
- double banger (only category F2);
- flash banger (only categories F2 and F3);
- flash pellet (only categories F1 and F2);
- fountain (categories F1, F2 and F3);
- ground mover (only category F2);
- ground spinner (only categories F1 and F2);
- hand-held sparkler (only categories F1 and F2);
- jumping cracker (only category F2);
- jumping ground spinner (only category F2);
- mine (only categories F2 and F3);
- mini rocket (only category F2);
- non hand-held sparkler (only categories F1 and F2);
- novelty match (only category F1);
- party popper (only category F1);
- report rocket (only category F3);
- rocket (only categories F2 and F3);
- Roman candle (only categories F2 and F3);
- senko-hanabi (only category F1);
- serpent (only category F1);
- shot tube (only category F2 and F3);
- snap (only category F1);
- spinner (only category F2);
- table bomb (only category F1);
- throwdown (only category F1);
- wheel (only category F2 and F3).

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)

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EN 15947-2:2015


EN 15947-2:2022
60.60 Standard published
Oct 5, 2022