Volume 85 Issue 28 | pp. 31-32
Issue Date: July 9, 2007

Agency's Actions Set Off Fireworks

Drive to eliminate illegal explosive devices has gone too far, fireworks hobbyists say
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety

NO ONE DISPUTES the value of keeping illegal and dangerous fireworks off the market. But recent efforts by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to do just that have resulted in cries of foul play by the owners of some chemical supply houses as well as their prime customers: amateur chemists and fireworks hobbyists.

Suppliers, hobbyists, and others say CPSC's enforcement actions are overreaching and that limiting or blocking the sales of some chemicals . . .

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