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We here at East Brandywine Township want you to have a safe and legal 4th of July. As you may know, the recently enacted Act 43 of 2017 changed Pennsylvania's fireworks laws. There is still some confusion about what was allowed under the old law and what is allowed under the new law, so Township staff have put together this quick primer on the law right here at home.
In general, there are two types of fireworks, "Display Fireworks" and "Consumer Fireworks."
Act 43 of 2017 made it legal for Pennsylvanians 18 years of age or older to purchase the full range of Consumer Fireworks including firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets, and similar fireworks. The expansion includes those fireworks that were previously only available to out-of-state residents. There are some important restrictions on how they can be used:
Finally, keep in mind that the use of any fireworks can cause severe burns and eye injuries. These products can also cause damage to buildings and cars and you could be liable for any injuries or damage resulting from their use.
Have fun and stay safe!