[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Pyrotechnic Directive 2007/23/EC[/custom_headline]
Directive 2007/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 May 2007 on the placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles.
The Pyrotechnic Articles Directive establishes the rules designed to achieve the free movement of pyrotechnic articles in the internal market while, at the same time, ensuring a high level of protection of human health and public security and the protection and safety of consumers and taking into account the relevant aspects related to environmental protection.
This Directive applies to products that fall under the definition:
[icon_list_item type=”check”] ‘Pyrotechnic article’ means any article containing explosive substances or an explosive mixture of substances designed to produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of such effects through self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions. [/icon_list_item]
The Pyrotechnic Articles Directive does not cover the following product categories:
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Pyrotechnic articles intended for non-commercial use, in accordance with national law, by the armed forces, the police or fire departments; [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Equipment falling within the scope of Directive 96/98/EC;[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Pyrotechnic articles intended for use in the aerospace industry; [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Percussion caps intended specifically for toys falling within the scope of Council Directive 88/378/EEC of 3 May 1988 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning the safety of toys (4);[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Explosives falling within the scope of Directive 93/15/EEC; [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”times”] Ammunition, meaning projectiles and propelling charges and blank ammunition used in portable firearms, other guns and artillery [/icon_list_item]
Directive 2007/23/EC on Pyrotechnic Articles always foresees the involvement of a Notified Body.
Text of the Pyrotechnic Directive 2007/23/EC:
List of European harmonized standards that pertain to the Pyrotechnic Directive 2007/23/EC:
[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false”]European Harmonised Standards Related to Pyrotechnic Directive 2007/23/EC:[/custom_headline]
- Machinery Directive – 2006/42/EC
- Low Voltage Directive – 2014/35/EU
- EMC Directive – 2014/30/EU
- Medical Devices Directive – 93/42/EEC
- Personal Protective Equipment Directive – 89/686/EEC
- Construction Products Regulation – Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
- Pressure Equipment Directive – 97/23/EC
- REACH – Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive – 2012/19/EU
- ATEX Directive – 2014/34/EU
- Toy Directive – 2009/48/EC
- R&TTE Directive – 1999/5/EC
- Recreational Craft Directive – 94/25/EC
- Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive – 90/385/EEC
- Explosive for Civil Use Directive – 93/15/EEC
- Noise Emission in the Environment Directive – 2000/14/EC
- Gas Appliances Directive – 2009/142/EC
- Lifts Directive – 1995/16/EC
- Measuring Instruments Directive – 2004/22/EC
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