1-11. Safety, Care and Handling. The ASPSU contains a class C explosive device (pyrotechnic). The following
instructions shall be observed.
(1) Requirements for Safety. Requirements for safety, care, and handling of pyrotechnic items and accessories
are included in TM 9-1300-206, TM 9-1370-201-12, and AR 385-64, as applicable.
(2) Specific Safety Precautions.
activated. Items with primers should be guarded to prevent a blow on the primer, because such a blow could activate the
(b) Pyrotechnics must never be exposed to moisture. Items showing any signs of moisture should be
forwarded to authorized personnel for disposal.
(c) Protect pyrotechnics from temperatures below -65 (-54 ) or above 140 (60 ).
(d) Pyrotechnics (except standard emergency use items) should not be left indefinitely in aircraft. They
should be removed and restored to their original condition and packing.
b. Care and Handling
(1) Military pyrotechnics must be handled with care at all times. Besides the hazardous pyrotechnics
composition, pyrotechnics are composed of sensitive elements, such as, friction compositions and primers.
(2) In order to keep military pyrotechnics in a serviceable condition and ready for immediate use, the following
general rules apply.
(a) Store pyrotechnics in a dry, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight, and protect against excessive or
(b) Handle pyrotechnics with care and protect against shock.
(c) Do not drop or throw boxed pyrotechnics.