Product safety inspection report on F1 fireworks in 2020

In the recent years, the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT)  has received several reports that category F1 fireworks are becoming increasingly powerful and therefore probably more dangerous. This kind of firework may be sold throughout the year in the Netherlands to persons aged twelve and above. Because of these signals, the ILT started in June 2020 an investigation into the quality of category F1 fireworks. This report contains the findings of the investigation. This study focuses mainly on fountains, crackling balls and selection packs. This study does not cover any other category F1 fireworks, such as pull strings, throwdowns and party poppers.