Trouble brewing with the classifications of the ever famous big booms and bangs of the 3" fireworks finale cakes. Why is it the Chinese authorities want to change the classification on these certain fireworks items? They still can only contain the maximum amount of powder allowed in any 500 gram cake. Or it is more political?
The issue is being presented to the fireworks enthusiasts that enjoy those 2 per case mighty finale cakes. Shipping is currently on hold for any of these items into the United States at this time. Does it really make any sense? Change the classification on items that contain the exact same amount of powder as let's say a 30 shot 500 gram cake?
There is an attempt to reclassify the 3" fireworks finale cakes from a 1.4 G fireworks item, to a 1. 3 G fireworks items. What does that mean for the consumer? You will not be able to buy these from your local store is what it comes down to. You will need a ATF license to purchase, possess, transport or discharge the 3" finale cakes. Sounds a little ridiculous now doesn't it? Let's look at it hypothetically. Let's take 9 - 5" Canister shells, duct tape 9 tubes together and we now have what is actually bigger than a 3" finale cake. 5" canister shells each contain 60 grams of powder. Put 9 of them together and we now have 540 grams of powder, actually more than in a 3" finale cake.
Is it a move to drive the prices up? Well, they are already overpriced as far as we are concerned. 500 grams is 500 grams regardless of how much cardboard paper we add.
Regardless, if you are one of those pyro seeking enthusiast that is bound and determined to get your hands on these babies, I would suggest you seek out and stock up on what you can get before they vanish like so many other fireworks devices have over the years. Limited stock is still available at https://www.bestfireworksstores.com. When they are gone, they are gone.