NFA APPLAUDS CPSC ACTION ON FEDERAL FIREWORKS REGULATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Larry Farnsworth
September 24, 2019 (703) 489-9633
WASHINGTON – The National Fireworks Association (NFA) President Steve Houser today released the following statement after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted down the staff package on a proposed rule to amend current fireworks regulations:
“The NFA is pleased that the commission recognized the deficiencies that were in the proposed rule and chose not to implement them.
“We are very happy they saw the flaws pertaining to the powdered metals portion. There was no data to show that the rule would have led to safer products. In fact some data showed that the rule could have potentially led to a more energetic and explosive product.
“Aside from the powdered metals, the NFA supported the other provisions of the proposed rule. Today’s vote indicates that there is still work to be done. The NFA is wholly committed to the safety of the public and the safe use of our products.
“To Commissioner Baiocco’s point this morning, our industry needs to come together to develop voluntary standards for the industry and the NFA remains committed to working with our members on the right standards based on science and data.”
About NFA: The National Fireworks Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safety of consumer fireworks. Importers, distributors, manufacturers and sellers of commercial fireworks make up the over 1200 small businesses member companies who operate in the United States.
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