Guide to Canadian Requirements for Lighters- Summary

From: Health Canada


This document provides information about the safety requirements that apply under the Lighters Regulations to lighters manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada, in particular information regarding:

  • child-resistance requirements;
  • design requirements;
  • performance requirements; and
  • labelling requirements

Five checklists identifying non-luxury gas lighters, luxury gas lighters, utility gas lighters, non-luxury wick lighters and luxury wick lighters have been created to provide a step-by-step summary of the requirements for child-resistance, design, performance and labelling.

In addition to the product-specific requirements noted in this document, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, advertise or sell any consumer product that is a "danger to human health or safety" as defined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) (see paragraphs 7(a) and 8(a)).

Who this guide is for

  • Lighter manufacturers and distributors
  • Other regulated parties (industry) who are affected by the regulations

In this guide

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Details and history

Published: December 29, 2016

Updated: September XX, 2018

For assistance

For further information visit the resources in Appendix A or contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email ( or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

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