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Buying Fireworks: The Law for Consumers
How the law affects your buying and using fireworks.
Some guidelines as to what is legal - and what isn't - to help you when you are buying and using your fireworks.
The 2003 Act
Main Points of the Act and the resulting regulations:
Set a curfew on the use of fireworks, banning them between the hours of
11.00pm and 7.00am except except for Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year, and Chinese New Year (1.00am)
Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997
Established the requirements for BS7114 - the Categories 1-4 classification and
the safety, testing and labelling of fireworks.
There are two other main areas of legislation which can be applied to the purchase
NOTE: The information on this page is presented in good faith but it is not intended as a definitive guide to any or all of the legislation mentioned and no liability is accepted for its accuracy. If you require legal advice please consult a lawyer.
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