Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters are designed to produce a flame that sets cigarettes or other combustible materials alight.
Children under five years old are likely to find these lighters appealing because they:
There is a risk of serious burns to children who may think these lighters are toys and accidental cause a fire while playing with them.
To minimise these risk, there is a permanent ban on these products in Australia.
There is also a mandatory standard for cigarette lighters (disposable).
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