Class 6 — Ammunition Class
13. (1) “Ammunition” means an explosive of any class when enclosed in a case or contrivance or otherwise adapted or prepared so as to form a cartridge or charge for small arms, cannon, any other weapon, or for blasting, or so as to form any safety or other fuse for blasting or shells, or so as to form any tube for firing explosives, or so as to form a percussion cap, detonator, shell, torpedo, war rocket or other contrivance other than a firework.
(2) “Percussion cap” does not include a detonator.
(3) “Detonator” means a capsule or case that is of such strength and construction, and contains an explosive of the fulminate class in such quantity that the explosion of one capsule or case will communicate the explosion to other like capsules or cases.
(4) “Safety fuse” means a fuse for blasting that burns and does not explode, does not contain its own means of ignition, and is of such strength and construction and contains an explosive in such quantity that the burning of such fuse will not communicate laterally with other like fuses.
(5) The ammunition class has three divisions, namely, Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3.
(6) Division 1 comprises the following:
(a) safety cartridges;
(b) safety fuses; and
(c) percussion caps if the cap
(i) is a metal case or capsule,
(ii) has its composition protected by tin-foil or other suitable substance,
(iii) contains less than 40 milligrams of a composition of Division 1 of Class 5 (fulminate), of which not more than 25 per cent consists of fulminate of mercury or less than 35 milligrams of any other explosive of Division 1 of Class 5 (fulminate), and
(iv) is of such strength and construction that the ignition of one such cap will not ignite other like caps.
(7) Division 2 comprises any ammunition that does not contain its own means of ignition, and is not included in Division 1, such as cartridges and charges for cannon, shell, mines or other like purpose, electric fuses, electric primers, mining squibs, instantaneous fuse and shaped charges, but does not include detonators and electric detonators.
(8) Division 3 comprises any ammunition that contains its own means of ignition, and is not included in Division 1, such as detonators, percussion caps not included in Division 1, friction tubes, percussion primers, fuses for shell (such as time and percussion fuses) if such fuses do contain their own means of ignition.
(9) “Ammunition containing its own means of ignition” means ammunition that has an arrangement, whether attached to it or forming part of it, that is adapted to explode or fire the same by friction or percussion.
Class 7 — Firework Class
14. (1) In this section,
- “high hazard fireworks”
“high hazard fireworks” means those Division 2 fireworks that, in the opinion of the Chief Inspector, present a special hazard to persons; (pièce pyrotechnique comportant un risque élevé)
- “low hazard fireworks”
“low hazard fireworks” means those Division 2 fireworks that, in the opinion of the Chief Inspector, are relatively innocuous in themselves and are not liable to explode violently or all at once. (pièce pyrotechnique comportant un risque restreint)
(2) The firework class has two Divisions, namely, Division 1 fireworks and Division 2 fireworks.
(3) Division 1 fireworks comprises fireworks composition.
(4) Division 2 fireworks comprises manufactured fireworks and has five subdivisions, namely, Subdivision 1, Subdivision 2, Subdivision 3, Subdivision 4 and Subdivision 5.
(5) Subdivision 1 of Division 2 fireworks comprises low hazard fireworks generally used for recreation, such as fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pin wheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers, Christmas crackers and caps for toy guns.
(6) Subdivision 2 of Division 2 fireworks comprises high hazard fireworks generally used for recreation, such as rockets, serpents, shells, bombshells, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, batteries, illumination, set pieces, pigeons and firecrackers.
(7) Subdivision 3 of Division 2 fireworks comprises model rocket engines (toy propellant devices) containing a propellant the total impulse of which does not exceed 80 Newton-seconds (17.92 pound-seconds) and does not exceed a net propellant weight of 125 grams (approximately four ounces).
(8) Subdivision 4 of Division 2 fireworks comprises low hazard fireworks generally having a practical use, such as highway flares, fusees and other small distress signals.
(9) Subdivision 5 of Division 2 fireworks comprises high hazard fireworks generally having a practical use, such as large distress signals, sound, pyrotechnic and smoke signals, railway track signals, distress and line-throwing rockets, salutes, theatrical effects and wildlife control devices.
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