American Standard 16 CFR 1210 - Consumer Product Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to import lighters into Australia.

To import a lighter into Australia you must complete a statutory declaration stating that a certificate of compliance has been issued, in accordance with this Standard, or you must obtain the written approval of the Agency.

This standard outlines the national guidelines in place for the safety requirements in the design and manufacture of disposable cigarette lighters. The standard specifies requirements for eligible lighters for:

  • Ignition and adjustment of flame;
  • Structural safety;
  • Flame height;
  • Abnormal burning; and
  • Time for extinction of flame.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

 Resources
Comply

American Standard 16 CFR 1210 - Consumer Product Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters - Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Administering agency

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Client Services

Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Client Services

Operating address:
6 Chan Street
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address:
PO Box 25
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2616

Phone:

131881

Phone:

02 62641111

Fax:

02 62256970

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