Certified fireworks glasses: Everything you need to know.
Enter the new year safely
With the approaching New Year’s Eve, many are looking forward to an evening of celebration, drinking and fireworks. Unfortunately, however, we are seeing a worrisome increase in injuries during these festivities. Of the 1253 cases during the turn of the year 2022-2023, as many as 25% resulted in (permanent) eye damage. In this blog post, we take a critical look at the CE marking of fireworks glasses, a seemingly simple accessory that is crucial to protecting our eyes.
Requirements for Fireworks Glasses
Fireworks glasses must meet strict requirements to be considered safe. The EU Type Examination Procedure is essential here. This means that a Notified Body, a notified body, has reviewed the documentation before fireworks glasses with a CE mark can be placed on the market. However, these agencies are located only within the EU, resulting in significant costs.
In addition, fireworks glasses must meet specific standards, including EN 166 and EN 167. Without this approval, these glasses may not be sold as protective against fireworks. Unfortunately, despite these clear guidelines, we see several festival glasses, including those with lights, being sold as “fireworks glasses” without adequate compliance documents. A critical note is in order here, especially with regard to popular platforms such as globe, which sometimes fail to ensure the security of their customers.
So as a consumer, you need to make sure you inquire about the certifications of the glasses. Before you know it, you put a regular piece of plastic on your face, potentially putting you at even greater risk.
List of Safe Products
To give you and your loved ones peace of mind during the New Year, we at Instrux have compiled a list of fireworks glasses that we have determined meet safety requirements. With these, you can go into the New Year with confidence, knowing that your eyes are well protected.
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Would you like Instrux to support you in certifying your “fireworks goggles,” safety glasses or other Personal Protective Equipment? If so, please contact us.