As the new year draws near, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS), under the Consumer Protection Group (CPG), has released the list of certified fireworks and firecrackers for the reference of consumers. The DTI reminds the public to only purchase fireworks and firecrackers manufactured locally that bear the Philippine Standard (PS) mark for guaranteed safety and quality.
“The purchase and use of uncertified fireworks and firecrackers may result to damage to properties and cause fatalities. Hence, the DTI is here to remind all consumers to only buy and support certified fireworks produced by licensed and authorized manufacturers with Philippine Standard (PS) License,” said DTI-CPG Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo.
Below are the DTI-certified brands of fireworks, their corresponding manufacturers, and PS License numbers as of 19 December 2022:
Please note that the above list contains only PS-Licensed companies as Republic Act (RA) No. 7183 or the Law on Pyrotechnic Devices prohibits the importation of finished firecrackers and fireworks.
Meanwhile, the following information should be clearly printed on a single-colored background on the package of each firework for the guidance of consumers:
- Name of Firework
- Classification and Intended Use
- Brand or Trade Name
- Name and address of manufacturer
- The words “Made in the Philippines”
- Warnings and Precautionary Signs
- Appropriate Instructions for Use
- Philippine Standard (PS) Quality Mark with License Number
The DTI-BPS is the National Standards Body authorized to promulgate Philippine National Standards (PNS). PNS are voluntary in nature and may be used as reference by any interested parties. The conformance to PNS or parts thereof becomes mandatory only when the same is used as reference in Technical Regulations issued by regulatory authorities.