§ 9.20.085  DEFINED.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   Any explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a temporary exhibitional nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy cannons, in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bombs or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive compounds, or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible substances producing visual effects.
      (2)   The term FIREWORKS shall not include snake or glow worm pellets; smoke devices; sparklers; trick noisemakers known as “party poppers,” “booby traps,” “snappers,” “trick matches,” “cigarette loads,” and “auto burglar alarms”; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing 25/100 grains or less of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain less than 25/100 grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
(Prior Code, § 8.20.010)