This is a bit bonkers to me because if you stand 1 metre away as intended on the label, as many unaware people will do, then it opens up a potentially dangerous can of worms : I have found on small crackling fountains given this spectator distance, they spread uncomfortably close to spectators putting them at risk. Also if a malfunction happened or something went wrong with a CE Cat 1 1m outdoor firework resulting in somebody getting hurt standing at 1 metre away, then it's not the user at fault, it's the silly stupid and ridiculous protocols set out by BS-EN15947 : 2010 being enforced on UK firework manufacturers / importers and distributors that are at fault. BS 7114 : part 2 : 1988 took a far more sensible approach by giving all small outdoor fireworks intended for a back garden or back yard under Category 2 a far more sensible 5 metres, regardless of what NEC content and weight they contained, whereas BS-EN15947 bases all fireworks on NEC / weight and isn't quite as exacting or as sensible as BS 7114 : part 2 : 1988 is......and the result is, if fireworks fall under certain NEC / weight requirements, they quite stupidly fall under CE Cat 1 and get a silly 1 metre spectator safety distance!!!! The British Fireworks Association and British Pyrotechnists Association are indeed absolutely angry and are extremely FURIOUS about these European Standards BS-EN 15947 : 2010 because they also put powerful previous Cat 3 stuff which has been redesigned and reclassified at a dangerous 8 metres safety distance as well as brand new powerful 8 metre CE F2 fireworks at that distance, which doesn't properly take into account, fallout / debris distances away from the functioning firework case when it is going off as BS 7114 did. BS7114 part 2 1988 did indeed go way over the top on some small fireworks giving them a distance of 25 metres spectator distance, but at the same time, this was a good safety margin in case of a manufacturing defect or a malfunction in operation causing serious safety worries, and if a firer ignored that 25 metre spectator safety distance printed on the labels and packaging, and something went badly wrong with that firework and it hurt injured or burnt somebody, it would indeed be the firer at fault for not observing manufacturer's specified safety distance printed on the packaging and labels and NOT the fault of the manufacturer / distributor or importer. Now if accidents increase because of the anomalies of small selection box fireworks marked as CE Cat 1 fountains marked 1 metre being used at 1 metre and accidents are caused by powerful ex-Cat 3 fireworks redesigned and marked 8 metres (and indeed new powerful 8 metre fireworks) being used at 8 metres, then it could well get to a stage where Govt will either completely ban the general retail sale and private use of fireworks due to the horrific accident rates, OR and I think realistically, the better alternative is that the British Fireworks Association and British Pyrotechnists Association will bring pressure to bear on the Govt and plead with them to be allowed to make changes to to the BS-EN15947 : 2010 standard so things will happen in this way and we will see (if approved) : CE Cat F1 indoor fireworks being marked with and have a spectator safety distance of 1 metre or in the case of indoor hand held devices such as party poppers and indoor sparklers / novelty matches etc., no safety distance as these are quite safe to hold anyway, CE Cat F2 outdoor selection box / pack fireworks and single items being marked with a spectator safety distance of 8 metres all the way even on very small NEC weight items, and the possibility of outdoor hand-held sparklers being given a CE Cat 2 rating, Larger and more powerful CE Cat 2 outdoor selection box fireworks, and single / multipack fireworks and small display kits being marked with a 15 metres spectator safety distance with a firer safety distance of 8 metres (the firer firing these would also be advised to wear suitable personal protection whilst firing these in a safety leaflet or guide enclosed in selection boxes, display kits and multipacks and this would also be issued free at the point of purchase with those separate fireworks as well as a downloadable printable PDF version on the manufacturers / importers / distributors website), CE Cat 3 outdoor selection box / pack fireworks, display kits as well as individual CE Cat 3 fireworks, will be marked with a spectator safety distance of 25 metres, and a firer safety distance of 15 metres (the firer firing these would be expected to wear suitable personal protection whilst firing these and this information would be printed in a safety leaflet or guide enclosed in selection boxes display kits and multipacks and would also be issued free at the point of purchase with those separate fireworks as well as a downloadable printable PDF version on the manufacturers / importers / distributors website). Although even with Brexit, a lot of firework industry insiders have said that "to bring back British Standard 7114 would be extremely costly because of all the costs and expense to UK firework manufacturers / importers and distributors of changing existing stock to meet the new requirements of BS-EN 15947 : 2010", but personally I think that, realistically, pressure will be brought to bear on the Govt from the BFA/BPA which will force a change to undo this unsafe potentially dangerous situation and readjust safety distances etc within BS-EN15947 on current product lines and new ones.