This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks) Regulations 2001.
•inserts definitions for retail fireworks package and sparkler:
•shortens the fireworks sale period from 10 days to 4 days:
•raises the legal age limit for purchasing fireworks from 14 years to 18 years:
•provides that a retailer must not sell sparklers unless they are contained in a retail fireworks package:
•provides that test certificates may be issued for a retail fireworks package.