As a little lateral comment:
Most of you are far from condoning the action of setting off these devices.
Personally I think it is a good idea to experience how they work in a non-distress situation.
Whether you attend a 'display' or set off your old ones I'll leave to you to decide.
For those of you who are adamant that they should never be set off except in an emergency can you PLEASE tell me where I can take my old out of date pieces?
I have a growing quantity in the garage...and that in itself can not be good
If I walk into a Police Station with them I believe they are bound to take them , but then have a mountain of paperwork cos some muppet walked into the building carrying explosive devices
I was told a couple of years ago that the Coastguard would happily accept them, but this doesnt seem to be the case anymore.
Of course we can't just drop them overboard either............
So, all you people who wouldnt dream of letting one off, where do you dispose of yours and is there a cost?