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Directive 2013-29-EUThis Directive establishes rules designed to achieve the free movement of pyrotechnic articles in the internal market
This Directive establishes the essential safety requirements which pyrotechnic articles must fulfil with a view to their being placed on the market.
CategorisationPyrotechnic articles shall be categorised by the manufacturer according to their type of use, or their purpose and level of hazard, including their noise level.
Category 1: fireworks which present a very low hazard and negligible noise level and which are intended for use in confined areas, including fireworks which are intended for use inside domestic buildings;
Category 2: fireworks which present a low hazard and low noise level and which are intended for outdoor use in confined areas;
Category 3: fireworks which present a medium hazard, which are intended for outdoor use in large open areas and whose noise level is not harmful to human health;
Category 4: fireworks which present a high hazard, which are intended for use only by persons with specialist knowledge (commonly known as fireworks for professional use) and whose noise level is not harmful to human health.
Conformity assessment proceduresFor the assessment of conformity of pyrotechnic articles the manufacturer shall follow one of the following procedures:
(a) the EC type-examination (Module B) and, at the choice of the manufacturer, either:
(i) the conformity to type (Module C) , or
(ii) the production quality assurance (Module D) , or
(iii) the product quality assurance (Module E)