As used in this subchapter the term FIREWORKS shall mean and include any explosive composition, or any substance or combination or 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, sparklers, bombs, or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive compound, or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance or containing combustible substances producing visual effects; provided, however, that the term FIREWORKS shall not include toy pistols, toy cannons, toy guns, or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing .025 grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing 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 .020 grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
(Ord. 2006-014, passed 6-21-06)