Sky King is committed to providing you with all the information you need to properly handle and enjoy all types of fireworks. We hope that you will enjoy the fun and excitement of your Sky King Fireworks, but we do advise that you read and obey the following safety tips to insure the safety of the audience and those using the fireworks.
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Children Should Not Handle Fireworks
Children should NEVER handle or light any fireworks, even sparklers. Only those 18 years of age and older should use the fireworks. Fireworks are not toys. They burn very hot and need to be handled with care.
Do Not Use Alcohol or Drugs With Fireworks
Always have a sober adult in charge of handling and lighting fireworks. Never use fireworks if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These substances impair judgement a reaction time and it is unsafe to use fireworks under the influence.
Follow the Laws
Follow your local and state laws regarding the possession and use of fireworks. Use only those fireworks permitted under the laws of your state or local jurisdiction in which you will be using the fireworks. Before using fireworks, find out what’s legal in your state by checking the state law summary for your state by clicking https://skykinqfireworks.com/kinqs-classroom/state-fireworks-laws/.
Read the Directions
Read the directions on the labels of the fireworks to use them properly. If there are any questions, contact Sky King Fireworks and we will be glad to assist you.
Purchase your Fireworks from Reliable, Licensed Sources
Only buy legal consumer fireworks from a licensed store, stand or tent. They typically have brightly colored labels with the manufacturer’s name,directions and warnings. Licensed dealers will only carry products that meet the standards set and enforced by the U.S. Consumer Product Commission and that are tested for compliance.
Use Fireworks on a Hard Surface
Always use fireworks on a hard, flat, level and fireproof surface to insure the stability of the items. Grass, gravel and sand surfaces are not suitable for any item intended to be used in an upright position. If you are using fireworks on grass, gravel or sand, Sky King recommends that you lay down a strong piece of plywood to use as your shooting surface.
Brace or Bury Your Items
Fireworks are very powerful and have an upward thrust. To ensure the stability of powerful items like repeaters, tubes or tall fountains, place bricks or cinder blocks on two sides. Many tubes will fit right inside a cinder block, which is also a safe idea.
Use in a Clear, Open Area Away from the Audience
Always keep spectators a safe distance from the launch site. Light the fireworks in a clear and open area away from buildings and trees; a minimum distance of 35 feet for fountains and other ground-based items and 150 feet for aerial fireworks is recommended. Avoid lighting fireworks in an area where there is dry grass or brush that could potentially catch fire. It is a good practice to hose down the launch site and the surrounding area.
Use Common Sense with Fireworks
Never position any part of your body over the top of a firework while lighting or after lit. Never look into a tube to check on a firework that did not fire. Never light a firework in your hand or hold a lit firework. Move away from a firework once it’s lit. Never light fireworks indoors.
Use Care in Lighting the Fireworks
Always light fireworks products with a Sky King Pyro-Torch, a Sky King 2 Hour Lighting Stick, a punk or an ex-tended lighter (BBQ lighter). Position your self as far from the product as possible and extend your arm using the extended lighting device and just light the tip of the fuse.Use a flashlight or headlamp to better see the fuse. A headlamp is great because it gives you two free hands.
Light Only One Firework at a Time Light only one firework at a time.
Use fuse to link fireworks together instead of trying to light multiple pieces at the same time.
Fireworks are not weapons. Never use fireworks as weapons!
Never aim, point or throw fireworks at another person.
Do Not Use Malfunctioning or “Dud” Items
Never attempt to relight, alter or fix any “dud” firework. If a firework fails to function when ignited, let it stand for at least 5 minutes, then douse it with water. Dispose of the item properly in a plastic bag in a metal garbage can or you can always return the item to Sky King Fireworks with a receipt for are placement.
Have a Ready Source of Water Close By
Prior to lighting any fireworks, make sure to have a fire extinguisher, hose or a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies. When lighting fireworks,select a responsible person to be ready with the water source for emergencies.
Be cautious of lighting any fireworks during strong wind conditions. Light fireworks with the prevailing wind blowing away from the spectators or any buildings or trees.. If the wind changes during your show fireworks, stop and rearrange your shooting site to accommodate the wind. If the wind is too strong, stop the shooting until the wind subsides. Remember, safety first
Use Care in Handling and Storage of Fireworks
Do not carry fireworks in your pocket. Never smoke when handling fireworks or handle fireworks near a fire. It is preferable to keep the fireworks in a closed container before you are ready to ignite them.Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away and secure from children and pets. A garage works good for storage. Do not let fireworks get wet. Moisture can alter the way a firework is supposed to shoot and can be very dangerous. If a firework gets wet, dispose of it
Be Careful With Fireworks Not Being Used
It is important to use great care with fireworks not being used that are in the vicinity of your launch zone. Sparks from active fireworks can ignite idle fireworks and cause injury. Cover unused fireworks with a tarp or put them in a sealed container to prevent sparks from active fireworks inadvertently igniting the idle ones
Never Use Fireworks as Weapons or Toys
Never use fireworks as weapons. Never aim, point or throw any fireworks at another person or at any property. Never use fireworks as a toy. Using fireworks in a way it is not intended to be used can be very dangerous.
Disposal of Fireworks.
Dispose of fireworks properly by thoroughly dousing them with water, then placing them in a sealed metal trash container and keeping the trash container outdoors.
Use eye protection and safety gloves for individuals lighting fireworks. Eye protection is also recommended for people in close proximity to the fireworks.
Special Reloadable Rules
Insert shell all the way to the bottom of the tube with the flat end down and arrow pointing up. (Use a headlamp or flashlight to make sure you are loading shells correctly.) Never force a shell into a tube. Never put more than one shell in a tube at a time. Wait at least 30 seconds after ignition before loading another shell in the launch tube and clear any debris from the tube before reloading. Never ignite a shell outside of a launch tube. Never take a shell apart or any other firework apart. After lighting the fuse, move a minimum of 20 feet from the launch tube
Use Caution with Animals
Please be considerate of yours and your neighbors’ pets and animals when using fireworks. Noise and lights of fireworks often frighten them, so it is important that you are watchful over your pets and animals. Keep animals inside during your display and play some music or leave the TV on to distract the animals. If your neighbor’s have pets, be considerate and let them know you will be using fireworks.
Do Not Transport Fireworks on Airplanes.
It is a violation of federal aviation law to transport any fireworks on an airplane. Passengers who violate the hazardous materials regulations may face civil penalties of up to $75,000 per violation, but can run as high as $175,000 per violation in cases that involve death, serious illness, severe injury or substantial destruction of property. Criminal convictions resulting from hazardous materials violations can result in criminal fines and up to five years in prison. However, passengers carrying fireworks may be subject to up to ten years in prison if they release a hazardous material that results in death or bodily harm
Sky King Fireworks wants you and your family to have a fun and enjoyable experience with your consumer fireworks, and the only way to insure that safe experience is to follow all of the safety rules. Please use your consumer fireworks safely.
Consumer fireworks are officially referred to as UN0336 1.4G fireworks. The products used to be called Class C or common fireworks. The definitions, standards and rules for 1.4G consumer fireworks are found in Titles 16 & 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
All of the Sky King Fireworks products are tested by the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory, Inc. to insure safety, performance and compliance with the U.S. law and standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for UN0336 1.4G (Class C) consumer fireworks.
Please remember fireworks safety every time you use fireworks.