When purchasing fireworks, one of the first steps to take is to look on the boxes for any type of information on expirations. Expiration dates are usually listed and purchasing anything that’s expired is never recommended. These products may not work their best and they may actually be more dangerous to use. To avoid this, always buy products from a reputable company and ensure that they are completely safe to use. By taking these steps, you’ll minimize the risk of problems later. But, what about that box of fireworks that’s in your garage from last year? Can you still use them?
How Long Will They Last?
If you purchase fireworks and do not use them, there are a few things to keep in mind when considering whether or not they are safe to use.
Are they expired: If you purchase them last year, chances are good they are still in good condition. To make sure, check for an expiration date. This date will tell you how old the fireworks are in the first place. It’s always best for you to use only un-expired products, of course.
Where are they stored: Next important for how long fireworks last is how the fireworks have been stored. It is essential to keep them in a cool location throughout the year. There should be minimal if any exposure to moisture. This can make the product hard to use if not impossible. Dry, cool store is essential.
What is their condition: Next, consider the actual condition of the fireworks. It is best to avoid using any that have damage to the exterior of the box or container. Damage to the lighting area is also a warning sign. If the box is not in good condition, it could be troublesome to use them or it could mean the interior materials are no longer safe to use.
How old are they: Generally, fireworks can last several years. In some cases, they can remain safe and effective for up to eight years. However, this varies significantly from one type of product to the next. Ultimately, use fireworks as soon as possible and avoid storing them.
Are you unsure if you should still use older fireworks? It’s a good idea to call the supplier, distributor, or the manufacturer for more specific information about the products you have. Since this can vary significantly from one manufacturer and type of product to the next, it pays to take precautions in this way.
The good news is that the chemicals in fireworks do not decompose very quickly or at all in many cases. And, they will not react on their own. So, as long as you provide a stable environment and there is limited amounts of humidity present, most fireworks will last a long time. Of course, whenever you are using fireworks, it is important to ensure they are in the best condition possible and that you use them according to the manufacturers specific instructions. This can make a big difference in your safety and satisfaction. Visit www.usfireworks.com to find everything you need.
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