227.704 Novelties and trick noisemakers defined.
Items listed in this section are classified as novelties and trick noisemakers and are not
classified as consumer fireworks by the United States Department of Transportation, and
their transportation, storage, retail sale, possession, sale, and use shall be allowed
throughout the state at all times.
(1) Snake, glow worm. Pressed pellet of pyrotechnic composition that produces a large,
snake-like ash upon burning. The ash expands in length as the pellet burns. These
devices may not contain mercuric thiocyanate.
(2) Smoke device. Tube or sphere containing pyrotechnic composition that, upon
ignition, produces white or colored smoke as the primary effect.
(3) Wire sparkler. Wire coated with pyrotechnic composition that produces a shower of
sparks upon ignition. These items may not contain magnesium and must not exceed
one hundred (100) grams of pyrotechnic composition per item. Devices containing
any chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five (5) grams of pyrotechnic
composition per item.
(4) Trick noisemaker. Item that produces a small report intended to surprise the user.
These devices include:
(a) Party popper. Small plastic or paper item containing not more than sixteen
(16) mg. of explosive composition that is friction sensitive. A string
protruding from the device is pulled to ignite it, expelling paper streamers and
producing a small report.
(b) Booby trap. Small tube with string protruding from both ends, similar to a
party popper in design. The ends of the string are pulled to ignite the friction
sensitive composition, producing a small report.
(c) Snapper. Small, paper-wrapped item containing a minute quantity of
explosive composition coated on small bits of sand. When dropped, the device
explodes producing a small report.
(d) Trick match. Kitchen or book match that has been coated with a small
quantity of explosive or pyrotechnic composition. Upon ignition of the match
a small report or a shower of sparks is produced.
(e) Cigarette load. Small wooden peg that has been coated with a small quantity
of explosive composition. Upon ignition of a cigarette containing one (1) of
the pegs, a small report is produced.
(f) Auto burglar alarm. Tube which contains pyrotechnic composition that
produces a loud whistle or smoke, or both, when ignited. A small quantity of
explosive, not exceeding fifty (50) mg. may also be used to produce a small
report. A squib is used to ignite the device.
Effective: March 16, 2011
History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 66, sec. 4, effective March 16, 2011. -- Created
1982 Ky. Acts ch. 436, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1982.