SAFEGUARDS OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY
Manufacture, storage and distribution of matches.
Regulation of fireworks.
Unlawful operation of corn shredders.
Threshing machine joints to be covered.
Farm machinery storage.
Movable soccer goals.
Cigars not to be manufactured in basements.
Refrigerators and iceboxes.
Leaving unguarded ice holes.
Capping and filling wells or similar structures.
Use of firearms, etc., near park, etc.
Safe use and transportation of firearms and bows.
Safety at sporting events.
Fire safety performance standards for cigarettes.
Manufacture, storage and distribution of matches. 167.07(1)(1)
No person may manufacture, store, offer for sale, sell, or otherwise dispose of or distribute, any of the following:
White phosphorus, single-dipped, strike-anywhere matches of the type popularly known as “parlor matches".
White phosphorus, double-dipped, strike-anywhere matches, or other type of double-dipped matches, unless the bulb or first dip of such match is composed of a so-called safety or inert composition, nonignitible on an abrasive surface.
Matches which, when packed in a carton of 500 approximate capacity and placed in an oven maintained at a constant temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, will ignite in 8 hours.
Blazer, or so-called wind matches, whether of the so-called safety or strike-anywhere type.
Offer for sale, sell or otherwise dispose of or distribute any matches, unless the package or container in which such matches are packed bears plainly marked on the outside thereof the name of the manufacturer and the brand or trademark under which such matches are sold, disposed of or distributed.
Open more than one case of each brand of matches of any type or manufacture at any one time in a retail store where matches are sold or otherwise disposed of.
Keep loose boxes or paper-wrapped packages of matches on shelves or stored in a retail store at a height exceeding 5 feet from the floor.
All matches stored in warehouses, except manufacturers' warehouses at the place of manufacture, that contain automatic sprinkler equipment shall be subject to each of the following conditions:
The matches shall be kept only in properly secured cases.
The matches shall not be piled to a height exceeding 10 feet from the floor.
The matches shall not be stored within a horizontal distance of 10 feet from any boiler, furnace, stove or other similar heating apparatus.
The matches shall not be within a horizontal distance of 25 feet from any explosive material kept or stored on the same floor.
All matches shall be packed in boxes or suitable packages, containing not more than 700 matches in any one box or package. If more than 300 matches are packed in any one box or package, the matches shall be arranged in 2 nearly equal portions, with the heads of the matches in the 2 portions placed in opposite directions. All boxes containing 350 or more matches shall have placed over the matches a center holding or protecting strip, made of chipboard, not less than 1.25 inches wide and the strip shall be flanged down to hold the matches in position when the box is nested into the shuck or withdrawn from it.
All match boxes or packages shall be packed in strong shipping containers or cases; maximum number of match boxes or packages contained in any one shipping container or case, shall not exceed the following number:
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No shipping container or case constructed of fiber board, corrugated fiber board, or wood, nailed or wirebound, shall exceed a weight, including its contents, of 75 pounds; and no lock-cornered wooden case containing matches shall have a weight, including its contents, exceeding 85 pounds; nor shall any other article or commodity be packed with matches in any such container or case; and all such containers and cases in which matches are packed shall have plainly marked on the outside of the container or case the words “Strike-Anywhere Matches" or “Strike-on-the-Box Matches".
Any person, association or corporation violating this section shall be fined for the first offense not less than $5 nor more than $25, and for each subsequent violation not less than $25.
History: 1997 a. 254
Regulation of fireworks. 167.10(1)(1)
In this section, “fireworks" means anything manufactured, processed or packaged for exploding, emitting sparks or combustion which does not have another common use, but does not include any of the following:
A flare used or possessed or sold for use as a signal in an emergency or in the operation of a railway, aircraft, watercraft or motor vehicle.
A match, cigarette lighter, stove, furnace, candle, lantern or space heater.
A cap containing not more than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture, if the cap is used or possessed or sold for use in a device which prevents direct bodily contact with a cap when it is in place for explosion.
A sparkler on a wire or wood stick not exceeding 36 inches in length that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or to produce audible and visible effects.
A device designed to spray out paper confetti or streamers and which contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
A fuseless device that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or audible and visible effects, and that contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
A device that is designed primarily to burn pyrotechnic smoke-producing mixtures, at a controlled rate, and that produces audible or visible effects, or audible and visible effects.
A cylindrical fountain that consists of one or more tubes and that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50
A cone fountain that is classified by the federal department of transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50
A novelty device that spins or moves on the ground.
No person may sell or possess with intent to sell fireworks, unless any of the following apply:
The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a person holding a permit under sub. (3) (c)
The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a city, village or town.
The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, to a person who is not a resident of this state.
The person sells the fireworks, or possesses the fireworks with intent to sell them, for a purpose specified under sub. (3) (b) 2.
No person may possess or use fireworks without a user's permit from the mayor of the city, president of the village or chairperson of the town in which the possession or use is to occur or from a person designated by the mayor, president or chairperson to issue a user's permit. No person may use fireworks or a device listed under sub. (1) (e)
while attending a fireworks display for which a permit has been issued to a person listed under par. (c) 1.
or under par. (c) 6.
if the display is open to the general public.
The city, village or town, but municipal fire and law enforcement officials shall be notified of the proposed use of fireworks at least 2 days in advance.
The possession or use of explosives in accordance with rules or general orders of the department of safety and professional services.
The disposal of hazardous substances in accordance with rules adopted by the department of natural resources.
The possession or use of explosive or combustible materials in any manufacturing process.
The possession or use of explosive or combustible materials in connection with classes conducted by educational institutions.
A possessor or manufacturer of explosives in possession of a license or permit under 18 USC 841
if the possession of the fireworks is authorized under the license or permit.
Except as provided in par. (bm)
, the possession of fireworks in any city, town or village while transporting the fireworks to a city, town or village where the possession of the fireworks is authorized by permit or ordinance.
The possession of fireworks by a person who is not a resident of this state if the person does not use the fireworks in this state.
applies to a person transporting fireworks under par. (b) 7.
if, in the course of transporting the fireworks through a city, town, or village, the person remains in that city, town, or village for a period of at least 72 hours.
A permit under this subsection may be issued only to the following persons:
Any individual or group of individuals. A permit issued to a group of individuals confers the privileges under the permit to each member of the group.
An agricultural producer for the protection of crops from predatory birds or animals.
A person issued a permit for crop protection shall erect appropriate warning signs disclosing the use of fireworks for crop protection.
The person issuing a permit under this subsection may require an indemnity bond with good and sufficient sureties or policy of liability insurance for the payment of all claims that may arise by reason of injuries to person or property from the handling, use or discharge of fireworks under the permit. The bond or policy, if required, shall be taken in the name of the city, village or town wherein the fireworks are to be used, and any person injured thereby may bring an action on the bond or policy in the person's own name to recover the damage the person has sustained, but the aggregate liability of the surety or insurer to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond or policy. The bond or policy, if required, together with a copy of the permit shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the city, village or town.
A permit under this subsection shall specify all of the following:
The date on and after which fireworks may be purchased.