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CONSUMER FIREWORKS FORUM February 24, 2011. NEW STANDARDS ISSUED BY AFSL. Standard for Girandolas. Girandolas 1. Construction Requirements - A launch rod is required for girandolas. ( the current standard does not include this requirement )

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Consumer fireworks forum february 24 2011
CONSUMER FIREWORKS FORUM February 24, 2011




Girandolas 1

  • Construction Requirements - A launch rod is required for girandolas.

  • (the current standard does not include this requirement)

  • - The Launch Rod must be straight and rigid and securely attached to the base to prevent it from being damaged or detached during transportation, handling and normal operation.


Girandolas 2

Performance

  • -- For items with multiple effects, the timing between effects must not exceed 10 seconds.

  • (the current standard does not include this requirement.)


Girando l as 3
Girandolas 3

  • Effective date: May 1, 2011


Requirement for booby traps
Requirement for Booby Traps

-- Booby traps must be packaged in a package meeting all requirements for retail sale that contains not more than 12 units.

(the current standard does not include this requirement)

-- Effective date: September 1, 2011


Reloadable tube aerial shell devices 1
Reloadable Tube Aerial Shell Devices 1

  • The current standard prohibits artwork or graphics or designs and shapes that would cause the device to look like a finished fireworks device.


Reloadable tube aerial shell devices 2
Reloadable Tube Aerial Shell Devices 2

New Requirements:

  • The shell may bear a name, description or depiction of the effects produced, provided it does not exceed 1.4 linear inches in any direction.

    - The shell may bear the name or logo of the manufacturer or distributor, or the brand name of the item, provided the name, logo or brand name does not exceed one linear inch in any direction.


Reloadable tube aerial shell devices 3
Reloadable Tube Aerial Shell Devices 3

  • Effective date: May 1, 2011


Requirement for fountains
Requirement for Fountains

Residual Burn Provision:

  • The finished item, including tubes and internal construction material, must not continue to burn or re-ignite after functioning.

  • Test Procedure – To Be Developed.

  • Effective date: October 1, 2011


AFSL

Domestic Testing Program


Domestic testing program
Domestic Testing Program

  • AFSL/SGS to test fireworks manufactured or assembled in the U.S.

  • Purpose: To permit importers to certify products to comply with CPSC certification requirements.


Products manufactured from components or fully manufactured in us
Products Manufactured from Components or Fully Manufactured in US.

  • Additional Testing is required.

  • Samples will be collected by SGS from the Manufacturer’s warehouse.

  • Samples will be tested by SGS at Tulsa, OK lab.

  • Manufacturer’s controller will assign and monitor the application of AFSL Stickers to the finished lot.


Domestic program costs
Domestic Program Costs in US.

  • Certification of assortments – US$0.07 per case.

  • Testing of finished items assembled from certified components – US$0.42 per case.

  • Testing of fully manufactured domestic products – US$0.75 per case.

  • Sample collection fee - US$150 per man-day.


Domestic program implementation date
Domestic Program Implementation Date in US.

Implementation Date: February 24, 2011

Program Description Available

from AFSL Website:

www.afsl.org



Questions
Questions in US.


Contact
Contact in US.

John D. Rogers, Executive Director

Jieli Tan, Office Manager

American Fireworks Standards Laboratory

7316 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 214

Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 907-9115

Fax: (301) 907-9117

Email: [email protected]

www.AFSL.org

www.AFSL.org


WWW.AFSL.ORG in US.

THANK YOU!


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