As of 4th July approaches, individuals across Puerto
Rico are stocking fireworks. Whether you prefer fountains, sparklers, or bottle
rockets, you must be wondering what fireworks you can buy to light in your
backyard for celebration.
Although consumer fireworks are legal in the United
States, municipalities may have stringent restrictions, regulations, and
prohibitions. Thus, it's prudent to continually familiarize yourself with local
ordinances before buying fireworks or carrying out any firework activity.
The type of fireworks you purchase depends on the laws
and the pyrotechnic show you plan to display. In Puerto Rico, fireworks are
only sold twice in a whole year 1st June -to 31st July and from 15th November
to 10th January. There are no illegal fireworks in Puerto Rico. However, only
certain types of fireworks are available, including fountains, large
skyrocket-shaped fountains, and sparklers.
All consumer fireworks meeting the CPSC regulations are
permissible. This includes firecrackers with less than 50mg of powder and a
firework with a fuse burning at least 3 seconds and not exceeding nine seconds.
Despite consumer fireworks complying with U.S. CPSC regulations being safe, if
used irresponsibly all fireworks are hazardous and can result in injuries.
Legal fireworks in Puerto Rico include:
Sparklers not exceeding 50mm in length
Toy paper caps with less than 0.25 grain of
explosives content in every cap
Illegal fireworks include large firecrackers devices
exceeding two grains of powder, quarter stuck, M-80s, cherry bombs, big
reloader mortar shells, and aerial bombs.
Consumer Fireworks Safety
No matter how excited you are about celebrating
Independence Day or New Year's Eve, practicing fireworks safety is always
advisable. Every year there are an estimated 10,000 injuries treated in U.S.
emergency rooms due to fireworks. According to Consumer Product Safety
Commission report, 36% of those injuries involve children below 15 years.
Here are some safety tips to ensure you and your family
Always read and keenly follow manufacturer
instructions for use.
Ensure a responsible and sober adult is in
charge of the entire fireworks activity.
Avoid lighting fireworks in a container,
especially a metal or glass container.
Avoid allowing children to handle fireworks,
including sparklers, at all costs. They cause severe injuries and property loss
Have an operational horse or a bucket of water
nearby in case of a fire outbreak.
Once you have done a little preparation work, carefully
read all the ordinances in your location, and you can easily enjoy safe
fireworks displays during your celebrations.
Where Can I Buy Fireworks in Puerto Rico
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