Monday, July 03, 2017

NJ Fireworks Law Change

Now people 16 and older can buy and use non-exploding, non-aerial fireworks and devices such as sparklers; snakes and glow worms that release ash resembling snakes; smoke devices; party poppers; snappers; drop pops; and nonexplosive handheld or ground-based sparkling devices with up to 75 grams of pyrotechnic composition per tube.

A study by Harborview’s Injury Prevention and Research Center of patients who came through its doors with fireworks injuries between 2005-15 found nearly 40 percent were a result of shell-and-mortar type fireworks.
Fireworks around Independence Day also are responsible for an increase in structural, vehicular and outdoor fires, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

The sale of illegal fireworks, which still include firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles and other explosive devices, is a fourth-degree crime, which can carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison and/or a fine of as much as $10,000.
People who buy and use illegal fireworks could be charged with an offense that could lead to a maximum of 30 days in jail and/or a fine of $500.

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