You will be required to comply with this standard if you manufacture smoke signals, distress flares or distress rockets designed for use in pleasure craft. A pleasure craft is a boat used for personal reasons.
This standard specifies construction, performance and packaging requirements for distress rockets, flares and signals, smoke signals and collision warning flares intended for use on board pleasure craft. Recommendations regarding the circumstances under which each type of flare or signal should be used are included in an appendix.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.