Firework FAQ

Have a question? Read some of our most commonly fielded questions regarding the storage, use, safety and other firework related inquiries.

Do you sell M-80’s?

Highly explosive fireworks / pyrotechnic items can be referred to by many names – such as “quarter sticks”, “cherry bombs”, “M-80s”, “M-100s”, “silver salutes”, “pineapples” etc.

All of these items, and those similar to them are extremely dangerous, and federally illegal.

The Fireworks Superstore does not carry any of these items, nor can it recommend or direct anyone to a place where they may be obtained. We encourage consumers looking for such items to reconsider their use – we may carry something that you can purchase that provides a similar noise or visual effect – without the dangerous nature or legal repercussions.

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Can I legally buy Consumer Fireworks?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. First and foremost, this usually depends on whether you are a Pennsylvania resident.

Pennsylvania residents may only purchase Consumer Fireworks if they have had a permit issued to them from the municipality in which said fireworks will be used / put on display. However, we also carry many fireworks that are legally permitted for use by PA residents without the need for a display permit.

Non-Pennsylvania residents, upon proof of out-of-state residency status, may purchase Consumer Fireworks from us, provided the Consumer Fireworks are transported directly out of state.

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Are fireworks safe to transport in my hot car?

In the transportation and storage of fireworks, mainly two guidelines / best practices come to mind.

#1: Do not transport or store fireworks where they can be subject to an open flame or flame producing devices.

While this may sound like an obvious statement, it still needs to be said. To address the “hot” car trunk example however – this poses no harm to you or the fireworks.

#2: Do not transport or store fireworks where they can be subject to water.

Also an obvious statement, but a little more to consider here when discussing storage. Basements, attics, and garages tend to top the list of common storage areas. However, often times these spaces have fluctuations in their temperature and humidity levels. Keep in mind that when the temperature of a cool space increases rapidly, condensation may occur. Plan accordingly to ensure that your products don’t fall prey to rapid changes like this.

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