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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 11. EXPLOSIVES [12000 - 12761]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 2. FIREWORKS AND PYROTECHNIC DEVICES [12500 - 12728]

  ( Part 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

CHAPTER 4. Classification of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Devices [12560 - 12569]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109. )

12560.
  

The State Fire Marshal shall classify all fireworks and pyrotechnic devices in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. No fireworks or pyrotechnic devices shall be imported, sold, or offered for sale prior to the examination and classification by the State Fire Marshal.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12561.
  

All fireworks examined by the State Fire Marshal and determined by him to come within the definition of “dangerous fireworks” in Section 12505 shall be classified as dangerous fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12562.
  

All fireworks examined by the State Fire Marshal and determined by him to come within the definition of “safe and sane fireworks” in Section 12529 shall be classified as safe and sane fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12563.
  

All fireworks examined by the State Fire Marshal and determined by him to come within the definition of “agricultural and wildlife fireworks” in Section 12503 shall be classified as agricultural and wildlife fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12564.
  

All fireworks examined by the State Fire Marshal and determined by him to come within the definition of “exempt fireworks” in Section 12508 shall be classified as exempt fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12565.
  

All fireworks or toy propellent devices containing pyrotechnic compositions examined by the State Fire Marshal and found by him or her to come within the definition of “model rocket” or “model rocket motor” in Section 12519 or 12520, respectively, shall be classified as model rocket motors.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 106, Sec. 3. (AB 467) Effective January 1, 2016.)

12566.
  

All pyrotechnic devices examined by the State Fire Marshal and found by him to come within the definition of “emergency signaling devices” in Section 12506 shall be classified by the State Fire Marshal as emergency signaling devices.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12567.
  

Those fireworks classified by the State Fire Marshal as safe and sane prior to January 1, 1974 may continue to bear that designation and may be sold as safe and sane fireworks until 12 noon on July 6, 1974. All fireworks previously designated as safe and sane which are offered for sale or sold during the 1974 retail license year and thereafter shall bear the State Fire Marshal label with the classification of safe and sane fireworks.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12568.
  

The manufacturer, importer, or wholesaler shall stamp or label each case or carton of dangerous fireworks offered for sale, sold, consigned, or delivered within the state for sale or use within this state as dangerous fireworks. Each package of safe and sane fireworks shall be marked as safe and sane fireworks and shall bear the State Fire Marshal’s classification label and licensee’s registration number.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

12569.
  

Except as provided in Section 12637 and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 12560 and 12581, fireworks or pyrotechnic devices examined and classified by the State Fire Marshal shall be submitted by manufacturers, wholesalers, and importers and exporters holding a valid license only.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1109.)

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