AFSL has developed voluntary standards for all 22 categories of consumer fireworks devices, and updates them periodically. The standards incorporate all federal CPSC and Department of Transportation (DOT) performance and labeling requirements, and additional provisions developed by the AFSL Standards Committee to improve the safety of the products. The Standards have been published in English and in Chinese to assist manufacturers to understand applicable requirements.
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- Individual items must bear cautionary labeling giving a signal word, statement of hazard(s), and instructions for proper use.
- All cautionary labeling must be located prominently and in the English language in conspicuous and legible type in contrast by typography, layout or color with any other printed or graphic matter on the label.
- The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, or seller must appear on the label of each product.
- The common or usual name of the product, such as “Consumer Fireworks UN0336” or “Consumer Fireworks 1.4G,” must appear on the label of each product.
- All applicable fireworks devices manufactured after November 26, 2021, under the 2018 APA 87-1A Standards shall be marked with a valid EX number or FC Number on the device, or on the packaging if the device is too small to be marked legibly.