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


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
  • time for extinction of flame.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Home Affairs

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Department of Home Affairs

Operating address: 6 Chan Street
Australian Capital Territory 2617
Mailing address: PO BOX 25
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 02 6264 1111
Phone: 13 18 81
Fax: 02 6225 6970