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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) A small firework that is designated primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, and that is required to comply with the construction, chemical composition and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 C.F.R. part 1507. The term also includes some small devices designated to produce an audible effect, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 milligrams or less of explosive composition, and aerial devices containing 130 milligrams or less of explosive composition. Propelling and expelling charges consisting of a mixture of charcoal sulfur and potassium nitrate are not considered to be designed to produce an audible effect.
(2) CONSUMER FIREWORKS include:
(a) Aerial devices, which include, but are not limited to, sky rockets, missile type rockets, helicopter or aerial spinners, Roman candles, mines and shells;
(b) Ground audible devices, which include, but are not limited to, firecrackers, salutes and chasers; and
(c) Firework devices containing combinations of the effects described in divisions (2)(a) and (2)(b) above.
(3) CONSUMER FIREWORKS do not include the following fireworks as referenced in I.C. 22-11-14-8(a):
(a) Dipped sticks or wire sparklers. However, the total pyrotechnic composition may not exceed 100 grams per item: and, devices containing chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams per item;
(b) Cylindrical fountains;
(c) Cone fountains;
(d) Illuminating torches;
(f) Ground spinners;
(g) Flitter sparklers;
(h) Snakes or glow worms;
(i) Smoke devices; and
(j) Trick noisemakers that include party poppers, booby traps, snappers trick matches, cigarette loads and auto burglar alarms.
(1) Any composition or device designed for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration or detonation. FIREWORKS consist of both common fireworks and special fireworks, including CONSUMER FIREWORKS.
(2) The following items are excluded from the definition of FIREWORKS:
(a) Model rockets;
(b) Toy pistol caps;
(c) Emergency signal flares;
(e) Fixed ammunition for firearms;
(f) Ammunition components intended for use in firearms, muzzle loading cannons or small arms;
(g) Shells, cartridges and primers for use in firearms, muzzle loading cannons or small arms;
(h) Indoor pyrotechnics special effects material; and
(i) M-80s, cherry bombs, silver salutes and any device banned by the federal government.
(Prior Code, § 93.51)