Retailers who sell fireworks without a year-round licence are being reminded to stick to the legal requirement for a truncated selling period.
Laws introduced in 2005 put off some retailers from stocking fireworks, but manufacturers say more stores have returned to selling them this year.
Retailers are permitted to sell fireworks from October 15 to November 10 without a special licence. They can also sell the products from December 26-31 for New Year and on the three days before both Chinese New Year and Diwali.
The laws mean the number of products retailers can stock at any one time is measured by explosive content rather than volume.
Retailer Dean Holborn from Redhill, Surrey, said: "The new laws help to control the disturbance levels and the way stock is measured is actually better because it means we can store larger volumes."
l For more information, visit www.dti.gov.uk/fireworks

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