Transporting of Consumer Fireworks has many regulations that are followed by all major suppliers, distributors and wholesalers – but what precautions must you take in properly transporting them to their final destination?
FIREWORKS IN YOUR AUTOMOBILE
We recommend keeping fireworks – of any kind – in the trunk of your car or bed of a truck for safety. Do not travel with these items in the driver or passenger areas. Fireworks can be ignited by mistake, such as an automobile accident or the burning ash from a traveler’s cigarette.
Which brings us to an general tip – DO NOT SMOKE in a vehicle while transporting fireworks. Regardless of where the products are being kept, all it takes is one cigarette butt – even those tossed from a window – that can land back in a truck bed, or near a trunk compartment. Always play it safe. Accidental ignition of fireworks can be a scary and sometimes threatening experience.
When possible, transport fireworks in something that is resistant to sparks. We provide plastic bags for all purchases, but we may also provide you with a sturdy double-walled cardboard box that your fireworks can safely be transported in. Plastic storage totes also work well. Some packages / assortments in our stores also come with wrappings around them to protect them from the elements.
DO NOT light fireworks from inside or around your car. This includes lighting any firework and throwing / shooting them out of a window while moving – or parked. This is reckless and dangerous not only to you, but to other people on the road or nearby.
FIREWORKS ON AIRPLANES
A big NO on this one all the way around. Don’t put fireworks in your carry-on or checked baggage.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration reaches out to consumers and firework retailers annually to remind us of the risks involved with fireworks on aircraft.
Fireworks pose a significant fire risk to aircraft in the air and on the ground and are not permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. – Federal Aviation Administration
Fireworks are considered hazardous materials on aircraft, and federal regulations ban even the smallest sparklers. Violators can face hefty fines and in some cases imprisonment.