There is a permanent ban on novelty cigarette lighters in Australia.
About novelty cigarette lighters
Novelty cigarette lighters are often designed to produce a flame that sets cigarettes or other combustible materials alight.
Risks and injuries
Children younger than five years old are likely to find these lighters appealing because they:
- look like stylised animals or cartoon characters
- are made in typical toy-like sizes and shapes
- are made in typical toy-like colours.
There is a risk of serious burns to children who may think these lighters are toys and accidentally cause a fire while playing with them.
There is a permanent ban on these products in Australia.