Are Sparklers Considered Fireworks?

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Shipping SparklersSparklers are classified by the US Government as “Novelties”. Thus, by definition, sparklers are not defined as consumer fireworks. Because wedding sparklers are classified as a novelty, they can be shipped legally through US Postal System without the need of special and complicated hazmat (hazardous material) paperwork or special packaging.

Most US states allow the use of sparklers and other items classified as novelties, however, there are a few states that preclude their use even though they are not classified as consumer fireworks. It’s always a good idea to check your local state and county laws before enjoying sparklers or including them in your wedding. A good place to start is by calling your local fire department or Fire Marshall directly. When in doubt, you should always call to find out.


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