European ban on non child-resistant lighters

19/03/2008

Since Tuesday 11th March the non child-resistant lighters will no longer be available on the market.

Non child-resistant lighters and novelty lighters have been banned from the European market and will no longer be able to be sold to consumers, following a Commission Decision from 2006.

This is definitely a positive step towards a better protection of our children. On this occasion, ANEC and BEUC published a joint press release.

For more information and press release see: http://www.anec.eu/attachments/ANEC-PR-2008-PRL-005%20E.pdf (PDF)

and: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/08/425

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