Manufacturer's Safety Data Sheet

FIREBIRD REACTIVE TARGETS
Instructions and Safety Information for 65mm and 40mm Targets

The information given here should be checked against current standards and limits as published by the HSE. It is the site operators/owners responsibility to ensure that these items are suitable for venue conditions and that the product is used in a safe manner. Firebird Reactive Targets Ltd accepts no responsibility from any injury or damage incurred from misuse of this device.

NOT TO BE SUPPLIED TO OR USED BY PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE UNLESS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN ADULT

Product: Firebird Targets 65mm and 40mm Device
NEC: 40mm -1g 65mm - 5g (max)
HSE Reference: XI/5015/361/3
UN Number: UN0432
Hazard Class and Division: 1.4S
Packaging Mark: 4G/Y4/S/10/ GB/5767
Proper Shipping Name: ARTICLES PYROTECHNIC for technical purposes.

Description of Device and Effect Produced
A 40mm or 65mm diameter metal container containing a pyrotechnic composition and covered with a cardboard disc. Initiation is by means of a high velocity projectile striking the target face e.g. Air Rifle Pellet, Shotgun Pellet or Bullet from a Rim Fire or Centre Fire Round. When initiated the device produces a pyrotechnic effect indicating a “hit”.

Effect Produced: A white flash accompanied by a bang, sparks and smoke.
Duration: Instant
Effect Radius (max): Sparks projected 5m (max)
Effect Projection (max): 5m (max)
Noise level dB(C): -120 dB at 5m
Range: 35 yards based on a 12 bore shotgun with no: 6 cartridges or on a .177 air rifle at 11ft/lbs Safety
Distance: 10 metres
Safety Equipment: Safety Glasses, Ear Protection

Additional Notes:The effect produced may ignite combustible materials such as paper, dried grass/vegetation and may stain vulnerable surfaces
Method of Operation
1. Remove required devices from packaging and reseal using packing tape.
2. Secure inside a clay pigeon using the double sided tape affixed the back surface of the device so that the coloured disc is visible. OR Secure inside a target holder (magplate) so that the coloured disc is visible. Secure the target holder using the screws to a solid surface.
3. Ensure all persons have retired to a distance of at least 10 metres.
4. For Clay Pigeons launch the clay pigeon as a crossing, driven, battue, rabbit or teal target such that the face of the target is always toward the shooter. These devices will not function in a “going away” Target.
5. Shoot target.
General Safety Instructions

1. DO NOT STAPLE, PENETRATE OR STRIKE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH
2. Do not smoke when handling article.
3. Keep away from naked flame.
4. Do not use near flammable materials.
5. Take care to ensure that the hot particles do not cause injury to persons or livestock or damage to items/equipment/floors etc. If in doubt test beforehand.
6. Do not attempt to dismantle or modify these pyrotechnics in any way or use them in any manner other than that for which they have been designed.
7. Do not attempt to pick up used devices immediately after functioning as they may still be hot.
8. Extreme caution to be exercised when using in the vicinity of crops, stubble fields or other flammable substances as sparks may cause fire.

Unshot and Missed Targets
Efforts should be made to recover any missed or unshot targets at the end of any shooting session especially when used on grazing land. Should any target that is unshot or missed, be recovered it can either be reused or replaced in the supply storage container.  Should it be decided any unshot or unused targets should be disposed please follow the disposal instructions. 

Storage
• Always store in the packaging the devices are supplied in. Reseal packaging after opening.
• Store in a cool dry area away from flammable materials
• Keep away from sources of heat and direct sunlight.
• Do not store near any source of a naked flame.
• A storage license may be required.
• Do not store in a damp environment.
Disposal
To dispose of unused or missed targets submerge the items for disposal in a large bucket of water.  This will make the targets inert and they can be disposed in a normal manner.
IT SHOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN that these are pyrotechnic devices and thus there is always a risk of fire and injury if not used ina ccordance with the above safety and usage instructions. If you are in any doubt about the safe use of this product the effects produced or any other aspect regarding these targets please contact Firebird Reactive Targets Ltd directly on 01793 741630 or e-mail: sales@firebirdtargets.co.uk.
Product Manufactured by: Firebird Reactive Targets Ltd. Draycot Aerodrome Chiseldon, Swindon, SN4 0HX www.firebirdtargets.com
Factory Address:  Faldingworth Base, Spridlington Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. LN8 3SQ. United Kingdom