DOT Exemption for Display Fireworks with Electric Matches Attached

K.L. and B.J Kosanke

Background: Several years ago the US Department of Transportation granted an exemption[1] that, undercertain conditions, “authorizes the transportation in commerce of Division 1.3 and 1.4 display fireworks with igniters (electric matches) attached to either the fuse or the lift charge.”  Because of concern regarding one of the specific provisions of that exemption, a brief study was undertaken. This short article discusses that concern and reports on the results of the study. (A restatement of the full set of conditions that must be met is beyond the scope of this article, see reference 1.)

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 6, (2001-2002), pp 85-87

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