Section 8-17-217

Permissible items of fireworks.

(a) It shall be unlawful for an individual, firm, partnership, or corporation to possess, sell, or use within the State of Alabama, or ship into the State of Alabama, except as provided in Section 8-17-216, any pyrotechnics commonly known as "fireworks" other than items now or hereafter classified as Class C common fireworks by the United States Department of Transportation and/or those items that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and permitted for use by the general public under their regulations.

(b) Permitted items designed to produce an audible effect are confined to small ground items which include firecrackers containing not over 50 milligrams of explosive composition and aerial devices containing not over 130 milligrams of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charge consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to produce an audible effect.

(c) Items permitted and for which a permit is required shall include related items not classified by the United States Department of Transportation as common fireworks, but identified under their regulations as trick noisemakers, toy novelties, toy smoke devices and sparklers and shall include toy snakes, snappers, auto burglar alarms, smoke balls, smoke novelty items, and wire sparklers containing not over 100 grams of composition per item. Sparklers containing any chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams of composition per item.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-409, p. 638, §8; Acts 1987, No. 87-563, p. 876, §3.)