Newsletter 09.06.2008

Joint Action on Child-Resistant Lighters and Novelty Lighters

Information from the Participants in the Joint Action to the Industry on Child-Appealing Lighters and Proving Child-Resistance.

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Newsletter 01.04.2008

Testing of lighters make Europe safer – please help

Cigarette lighters are products that must be handled with care. In the wrong hands, they can become dangerous and are the cause of numerous fires, injuries and even fatalities in Europe every year. Many incidents occur due to children playing with lighters. Europe has therefore recently decided to ban those lighters that look attractive to children (so-called novelty lighters) and lighters that are not child-resistant.

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Newsletter 11.03.2008

EU join forces - introduces sales ban of non child resistant lighters and novelty lighters 

Children’s play with dangerous lighters has caused several house fires and inflected fatal injuries to the consumers for a period of several years.

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