Fireworks devices that produce noise by a charge of more than two grains of powder were banned from sale by the Federal government in 1967.
The Commission said it will continue vigorous enforcement of the existing regulations which banned devices such as M-80's, cherry bombs, silver salutes and aerial bombs.
A Commission spokesman said hearings on the new regulations would be scheduled at "the earliest possible date" on the objections received from several fireworks manufacturing associations.
Those objections triggered automatic suspension and delay of the new regulation pending the hearing and a Commission determination as to the merits of the issues raised.
Meanwhile, the Commission is proceeding with a nationwide information and education program which includes public service announcements on fireworks safety which have been sent to all radio and television stations in the country.
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