Industry Guide to Canadian Requirements for Lighters

Table of Contents

Introduction

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.

The definitions listed in this document should be studied to learn more about the terminology used by the Canadian lighter industry and to ensure that the type of lighter in which there is an interest is clearly identifiable.

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.

This document is an unofficial summary of the safety requirements for lighters under the Lighters Regulations. It is not intended to substitute for, supersede or limit the requirements under the applicable legislation. In case of any discrepancy between this summary and the legislation, the legislation will prevail. For further information, contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email (hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca) or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

To obtain information on the legislative requirements for lighters not covered in this document, refer to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its Regulations listed under Appendix A - Information Resources.

Legislation

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 CCPSA (see paragraphs 7(a) and 8(a)).

The onus is on industry to comply with the legislation.

The Consumer Product Safety Program administers and enforces the CCPSA and the regulations made under it. Enforcement actions taken by Product Safety Officers on noncompliant products depend on the degree of hazard associated with noncompliance, and include commitment to product correction by industry, negotiation with industry for the voluntary removal of these products from the market, seizure and/or prosecution under the CCPSA. Any person that manufactures, imports, advertises, or sells noncompliant products that result in property damage, injury or death may also be subject to legal liability.

Non-luxury, luxury, utility, gas and wick lighters manufactured, imported, advertised or sold in Canada are subject to the CCPSA and the Lighters Regulations. Lighters are defined in the Lighters Regulations as "a device that has a fuel reservoir, whether detachable or not, and an integral means of ignition and that is used for domestic purposes or to ignite tobacco products." Child-resistance, design, performance and labelling requirements for lighters are specifically set out in the Lighters Regulations.

Definitions

Child-Resistant Lighter
a lighter is child-resistant when its surrogate lighter has been tested in accordance with one of the following test protocols and at least 85% of children who participated in the test were unable to cause the surrogate lighter to emit an audible or visual signal:
  1. the test protocol described in section 1210.4, without regard to sections 1210.4(a)(3) and (b)(1), of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States, revised as of January 1, 2004; or
  2. in the case of a utility lighter, the test protocol described in section 1212.4, without regard to sections 1212.4(a)(3) and (b)(1), of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States, revised as of January 1, 2004.
Gas Lighter
lighter that uses fuel liquified hydrocarbons, such as n-butane and isobutane, that have a gauge vapour pressure at 24°C greater than 100kPa.
Lighter
device that has a fuel reservoir, whether detachable or not, and an integral means of ignition and that is used for domestic purposes or to ignite tobacco products.
Luxury Lighter
lighter, other than a utility lighter, that is refillable and
  1. if it is manufactured in Canada, that has a value of more than C$2.50 on sale by the manufacturer; or
  2. if it is imported into Canada, that has a value for duty of more than C$2.50 as determined in accordance with section 46 of the Customs Act.
Non-Luxury Lighter
lighter that cannot be refilled or that may be designed to be refilled and
  1. if it is manufactured in Canada, has a value less than or equal to C$2.50 on sale by the manufacturer; or
  2. if it is imported into Canada, has a value for duty of less than or equal to C$2.50 as determined in accordance with section 46 of the Customs Act.
These lighters are commonly referred to as disposable lighters; but there are some refillable lighters with a value on sale by the manufacturer or a value of duty that is less than or equal to C$2.50 which therefore makes them non-luxury lighters
Surrogate Lighter
device used for testing purposes that
  1. approximates the appearance, size and weight of the lighter that it represents;
  2. is, within reasonable manufacturing tolerances, identical to the lighter that it represents in all factors that affect child-resistance, including the operation and force required for operation;
  3. has no fuel; and
  4. produces a clearly discernible audible or visual signal instead of a flame.
Trade-mark
word, a symbol, or a design (or a combination of these features), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace.
Utility Lighter
lighter that is 100 mm or greater in length when it is in the fully extended position.
Wick Lighter
lighter that uses fuel liquid hydrocarbons, such as hexane, that have a gauge vapour pressure at 24°C not greater than 34 kPa.

Lighter Checklists

Lighter checklists have been developed for non-luxury gas lighters, luxury gas lighters, utility gas lighters, non-luxury wick lighters and luxury wick lighters. Each checklist outlines the requirements for child-resistance, design, performance and labelling. The criteria listed in each checklist must be met to ensure that a safe lighter is being advertised, sold or imported into Canada.

A. Non-Luxury Gas Lighters

1. Child-Resistance Requirements

All non-luxury gas lighters must be child-resistant as outlined in sections 4, 5 and 15 of the Lighters Regulations. Manufacturers and importers must:

  • Possess a compliance certificate, in English or French, that states that the surrogate lighter has been tested and complies with the requirements set out in subsection 4(2) for child-resistance and includes:
    • the name and address of the person who issued the certificate,
    • the name and address of the manufacturer of the lighter, and
    • the name and model of the lighter.
  • Keep a copy of the compliance certificate for at least three years beginning on the date of manufacture or importation of the product.
  • Provide test data to an inspector within 15 days of a request.

The mechanism or system that makes a lighter child-resistant shall:

  • Reset itself automatically after each operation of the lighter's ignition mechanism.
  • Continue to function effectively after each test set out in sections 5 to 10 of the schedule in the Lighters Regulations.

For detailed information on the child-resistance test protocol, refer to the Web site listed in Appendix A - Information Resources.

2. Design Requirements

  • As outlined in section 3, if a lighter has a device to adjust the flame height, the device must require the deliberate application by the user of a reasonable force.

3. Performance Requirements

The performance requirements are outlined in sections 6 to 9 of the Lighters Regulations. The tests include:

  • Flame height test - to prevent dangerously high flames, failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal burning behaviour.
  • Inversion test - to prevent failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal behaviour in the inverted position.
  • Drop test - to ensure adequate structural integrity and to prevent rupture or rapid fuel loss when the lighter is subjected to mechanical shock.
  • Temperature test - to prevent excessive fuel leakage at high temperatures.
  • Pressure test - to ensure adequate structural integrity of the entire lighter assembly.
  • Extended operation test - to prevent ignition of parts, expulsion of valve mechanism and rupture of the fuel reservoir.

In order to assess the compliance of non-luxury gas lighters, Health Canada applies its Test Method F-19, Test Method for Lighters. The test method specifies that 50 sample elements  are tested from each manufactured lot. To obtain a copy of the Test Method for Lighters, email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

4. Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are outlined in sections 12 to 14 in the Lighters Regulations. Every non-luxury gas lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark shall remain clear and visible throughout its useful life:

  • The name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, or a trade-mark that is either registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.
  • The production lot (when more than one production lot is offered for sale).
  • A symbol for flame height adjustment (if the lighter has such a device).

Non-luxury gas lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes, in a clear and visible manner:

  • The name and address of business of the
    • manufacturer in Canada, or
    • importer or distributor in Canada.
  • A warning "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS" or any other warning that gives the same meaning.

The above mentioned labelling information may also be marked:

  • on the package, where the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package, or
  • on the package, or on the instructions within the package, where the lighter is offered individually in an unsealed package.

Refillable non-luxury gas lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes:

  • A clear and legible warning, in English and French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.
  • Refuel instructions that clearly set out, in English and French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including:
    • information about the type of fuel to be used and a warning to use only that type of fuel, and
    • a warning to ensure proper mating between the refill container and the fuel reservoir of the lighter.

B. Luxury Gas Lighters

1. Child-Resistance Requirements

As outlined in subsection 4(1) of the Lighters Regulations, luxury gas lighters are exempt from the child-resistance requirements. As per section 16 of the Lighters Regulations, manufacturers and importers of luxury gas lighters must:

  • Keep records that show that the lighter qualifies as a luxury lighter by having a value on sale by the manufacturer or a value for duty of more than C$2.50.
  • Keep records for six years beginning on the date of sale by the manufacturer or the date of importation, as the case may be, that identify the luxury lighter and that show the value on sale by the manufacturer or the value for duty to be more than C$2.50.

2. Design Requirements

  • As outlined in section 2, at least one of the following manual operations must be required to achieve ignition of a luxury lighter:
    • a deliberate action to produce and maintain a flame;
    • at least two separate and distinct actions; or
    • the application of a force equal to or greater than 15 N.
  • As outlined in section 3, if a lighter has a device to adjust the flame height, the device must require the deliberate application by the user of a reasonable force.

3. Performance Requirements

The performance requirements are outlined in sections 6 to 9 of the Lighters Regulations. The tests include:

  • Flame height test - to prevent dangerously high flames, failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal burning behaviour.
  • Inversion test - to prevent failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal behaviour in the inverted position.
  • Drop test - to ensure adequate structural integrity and to prevent rupture or rapid fuel loss when the lighter is subjected to mechanical shock.
  • Temperature test - to prevent excessive fuel leakage at high temperatures.
  • Pressure test - to ensure adequate structural integrity of the entire lighter assembly.
  • Extended operation test - to prevent ignition of parts, expulsion of valve mechanism and rupture of the fuel reservoir.

In order to assess the compliance of luxury gas lighters, Health Canada applies its Test Method F-19, Test Method for Lighters. The test method specifies that 50 sample elements are tested from each manufactured lot. To obtain a copy of the Test Method for Lighters, email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

4. Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are outlined in sections 12 to 14 in the Lighters Regulations. Every luxury gas lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark shall remain clear and visible throughout its useful life:

  • The name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, or a trade-mark that is either registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.
  • The production lot (when more than one production lot is offered for sale).
  • A symbol for flame height adjustment (if the lighter has such a device).

Luxury gas lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes, in a clear and visible manner:

  • The name and address of business of the
    • manufacturer in Canada; or
    • importer or distributor in Canada.
  • A warning "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS" or any other warning that gives the same meaning.

The above mentioned labelling information may also be marked:

  • on the package, where the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package, or
  • on the package, or on the instructions within the package, where the lighter is offered individually in an unsealed package.

Refillable, luxury gas lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes:

  • A clear and legible warning, in English and French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.
  • Refuel instructions that clearly set out, in English and French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including:
    • information as to the type of fuel to be used to refill the product and a warning to use only that type of fuel, and
    • a warning to ensure proper mating between the refill container and the fuel reservoir of the lighter.

C. Utility Gas Lighters

1. Child-Resistance Requirements

All utility gas lighters must be child-resistant as outlined in sections 4, 5 and 15 of the Lighters Regulations. Manufacturers and importers must:

  • Possess a compliance certificate, in English or French, that states that the surrogate lighter has been tested and complies with the requirements set out in subsection 4(2) for child-resistance and includes:
    • the name and address of the person who issued the certificate,
    • the name and address of the manufacturer of the lighter, and
    • the name and model of the lighter.
  • Keep a copy of the compliance certificate for at least three years beginning on the date of manufacture or importation of the product.
  • Provide test data to an inspector within 15 days of a request.

The mechanism or system that makes a lighter child-resistant will:

  • Reset itself automatically after each operation of the lighter's ignition mechanism.
  • Continue to function effectively after each test set out in sections 5 to 10 of the schedule in the Lighters Regulations.

For detailed information on the child-resistance test protocol, refer to the web site listed in Appendix A - Information Resources.

2. Design Requirements

  • As outlined in section 3, if a lighter has a device to adjust the flame height, the device must require the deliberate application by the user of a reasonable force.

3. Performance Requirements

The tests include:

  • Flame height test - to prevent dangerously high flames, failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal burning behaviour.
  • Inversion test - to prevent failure to extinguish after 2 seconds and any abnormal behaviour in the inverted position.
  • Drop test - to ensure adequate structural integrity and to prevent rupture or rapid fuel loss when the lighter is subjected to mechanical shock.
  • Temperature test - to prevent excessive fuel leakage at high temperatures.
  • Pressure test - to ensure adequate structural integrity of the entire lighter assembly.
  • Extended operation test - to prevent ignition of parts, expulsion of valve mechanism and rupture of the fuel reservoir.

In order to assess the compliance of utility gas lighters, Health Canada applies its Test Method F-19, Test Method for Lighters. The test method specifies that 50 sample elements are tested from each manufactured lot. To obtain a copy of the Test Method for Lighters, email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

4. Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are outlined in sections 12 to 14 in the Lighters Regulations. Every utility gas lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark must remain clear and visible throughout its useful life:

  • The name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, or a trade-mark that is either registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.
  • The production lot (when more than one production lot is offered for sale).
  • A symbol for flame height adjustment (if the lighter has such a device).

Utility gas lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes, in a clear and visible manner:

  • The name and address of business of the
    • manufacturer in Canada, or
    • importer or distributor in Canada.
  • A warning "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS" or any other warning that gives the same meaning.

The above mentioned labelling information may also be marked:

  • on the package, where the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package, or
  • on the package, or on the instructions within the package, where the lighter is offered individually in an unsealed package.

Refillable utility gas lighters must also have a label or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes:

  • A clear and legible warning, in English and French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.
  • Refuel instructions that clearly set out, in English and French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including:
    • information as to the type of fuel to be used to refill the product and a warning to use only that type of fuel, and
    • a warning to ensure proper mating between the refill container and the fuel reservoir of the lighter.

D. Non-Luxury Wick Lighters

1. Child-Resistance Requirements

All non-luxury wick lighters must be child-resistant as outlined in sections 4, 5 and 15 of the Lighters Regulations. Manufacturers and importers must:

  • Possess a compliance certificate in English or French that states that the surrogate lighter has been tested and complies with the requirements set out in subsection 4(2) for child-resistance and includes:
    • the name and address of the person who issued the certificate,
    • the name and address of the manufacturer of the lighter, and
    • the name and model of the lighter.
  • Keep a copy of the compliance certificate for at least three years beginning on the date of manufacture or importation of the product.
  • Provide test data to an inspector within 15 days of a request.

The mechanism or system that makes a lighter child-resistant shall:

  • Reset itself automatically after each operation of the lighter's ignition mechanism.
  • Continue to function effectively after each test set out in sections 11 and 12 of the schedule in the Lighters Regulations.

For detailed information on the child-resistance test protocol, refer to the Web site listed in Appendix A - Information Resources.

2. Design Requirements

  • As outlined in section 3, if a lighter has a device to adjust the flame height, the device must require the deliberate application by the user of a reasonable force.

3. Performance Requirements

The performance requirements are outlined in sections 10 and 11 of the Lighters Regulations. The tests include:

  • Burn test - to prevent unsafe burning characteristics.
  • Drop test - to prevent rupture or rapid fuel loss when the lighter is subjected to mechanical shock.

In order to assess the compliance of non-luxury wick lighters, Health Canada applies its Test Method F-19, Test Method for Lighters. The test method specifies that 50 sample elements are tested from each manufactured lot. To obtain a copy of the Test Method for Lighters, email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

4. Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are outlined in sections 12 to 14 in the Lighters Regulations. Every non-luxury wick lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark shall remain clear and visible throughout its useful life:

  • The name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, or a trade-mark that is either registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.
  • The production lot (when more than one production lot is offered for sale).
  • A symbol for flame height adjustment (if the lighter has such a device).

Non-luxury wick lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes, in a clear and visible manner:

  • The name and address of business of the
    • manufacturer in Canada, or
    • importer or distributor in Canada.
  • A warning "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS" or any other warning that gives the same meaning.

The above mentioned labelling information may also be marked:

  • on the package, where the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package, or
  • on the package, or on the instructions within the package, where the lighter is offered individually in an unsealed package.

Refillable non-luxury wick lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes:

  • A clear and legible warning, in English and French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.
  • Refuel instructions that clearly set out, in English and French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including:
    • information about the type of fuel to be used and a warning to use only that type of fuel, and
    • a warning to fill the lighter slowly, to avoid overfilling and to wipe dry the lighter and the user's hand before activating the lighter.

E. Luxury Wick Lighters

1. Child-Resistance Requirements

As outlined in subsection 4(1) of the Lighters Regulations, luxury wick lighters are exempt from the child-resistance requirements. As per section 16 of the Lighters Regulations, manufacturers and importers of luxury wick lighters must:

  • Keep records that show that the lighter qualifies as a luxury lighter by having a value on sale by the manufacturer or a value for duty of more than C$2.50.
  • Keep records for six years beginning on the date of sale by the manufacturer or the date of importation, as the case may be, that identify the luxury lighter and that show the value on sale by the manufacturer or the value for duty to be more than C$2.50.

2. Design Requirements

  • As outlined in section 2, at least one of the following manual operations must be required to achieve ignition of a luxury wick lighter:
    • a deliberate action to produce and maintain a flame;
    • at least two separate and distinct actions; or
    • the application of a force equal to or greater than 15 N.
  • As outlined in section 3, if a lighter has a device to adjust the flame height, the device must require the deliberate application by the user of a reasonable force.

3. Performance Requirements

The performance requirements are outlined in sections 10 and 11 of the Lighters Regulations. The tests include:

  • Burn test - to prevent unsafe burning characteristics.
  • Drop test - to prevent rupture or rapid fuel loss when the lighter is subjected to mechanical shock.

In order to assess the compliance of luxury wick lighters, Health Canada applies its Test Method F-19, Test Method for Lighters. The test method specifies that 50 sample elements are tested from each manufactured lot. To obtain a copy of the Test Method for Lighters, email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

4. Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are outlined in sections 12 to 14 in the Lighters Regulations. Every luxury wick lighter must have permanently marked on it, in such a manner that the mark shall remain clear and visible throughout its useful life:

  • The name of the manufacturer, in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, or a trade-mark that is either registered in Canada or for which an application for registration in Canada is pending.
  • The production lot (when more than one production lot is offered for sale).
  • A symbol for flame height adjustment (if the lighter has such a device).

Luxury wick lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes, in a clear and visible manner:

  • The name and address of business of the
    • manufacturer in Canada; or
    • importer or distributor in Canada.
  • A warning "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS" or any other warning that gives the same meaning.

The above mentioned labelling information may also be marked:

  • on the package, where the lighter is enclosed in a sealed package; or
  • on the package, or on the instructions within the package, where the lighter is offered individually in an unsealed package.

Refillable luxury wick lighters must also have a label and/or an information sheet that is affixed or attached to the lighter at the point of sale and includes:

  • A clear and legible warning, in English and French, to keep lighters and their fuels out of the reach of children.
  • Refuel instructions that clearly set out, in English and French, the safe method of refuelling the lighter, including:
    • information about the type of fuel to be used and a warning to use only that type of fuel; and
    • a warning to fill the lighter slowly, to avoid overfilling and to wipe dry the lighter and the user's hand before activating the lighter.

Supplemental Information

Lighter Testing

Testing is done to determine that lighters are in compliance with the Canadian regulatory requirements and to ensure that non-compliant lighters are kept out of the Canadian marketplace. Health Canada's Product Safety Laboratory performs compliance testing using Health Canada's standardized test method.

A test report, which indicates that the sample meets the test criteria, gives a reasonable level of confidence to industry and Health Canada that the lighter is being manufactured in such a manner that the final product is compliant with the performance requirements. When using the services of a private testing laboratory, industry members should verify that the laboratory: has a quality system in place, is familiar with Canadian safety requirements and test methods, and has proficiency in testing to these requirements. Different manufactured lots of lighters need to be tested separately as any changes to the manufacturing process, handling or components can alter the product compliance.

For quality control purposes, manufacturers are encouraged to establish a statistically valid sample size of lighters and conduct lighter testing on a regular basis at the manufacturing facility prior to sale. It is incumbent upon the manufacturers, importers and distributors to always meet or exceed the requirements of the Lighters Regulations at the time of their sale to consumers.

Electronic or USB Lighters

Electronic or USB lighters are devices containing a rechargeable battery and their intended use is to ignite tobacco products. Ignition of tobacco products is achieved with an electronic pulse arc or a heated filament. Where these devices do not contain a fuel reservoir and an integral means of ignition they are not considered lighters within the meaning of the Lighters Regulations (refer to Definitions). However, electronic or USB lighters are consumer products within the definition of the CCPSA and must comply with the requirements under the Act, such as the prohibition on products that are a "danger to human health or safety". For additional information and guidance on the CCPSA requirements, refer to Appendix A – Information Resources.

Additional Labelling Requirements

In addition to the labelling requirements of the Lighters Regulations, labelling requirements for pre-packaged lighters exist under the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act administered by the Competition Bureau of Industry Canada.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

If lighters contain fuel, they need to be transported in a safe manner. It is essential for manufacturers, shippers, carriers, terminals, users and governments to continually work towards minimizing the risk of mishaps in the transportation of dangerous goods and the harm done by mishaps that do occur. Please contact the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate of Transport Canada to learn more about what is required. Refer to the Transport Dangerous Goods Directorate Web site listed in Appendix A - Information Resources.

Lighter Fuels

Lighter fuels available for sale to the public are subject to the CCPSA and the requirements set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR 2001). The CCCR 2001 establish classification criteria, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical products used by consumers. The classification criteria are based on a scientific assessment of the hazards that a product may pose during foreseeable use. Labelling and packaging requirements are determined from the product classification. Follow all the warnings and instructions listed on the lighter fuel container and ensure that the type of fuel used is compatible with the lighter. For additional information on the CCCR 2001, refer to Appendix A - Information Resources.

Appendix A - Information Resources

Notice: For further information visit the resources below or contact a Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email (hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca) or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

To obtain a copy of the Test Method for lighters (F-19), email Health Canada at hc.cps-spc.sc@canada.ca.

Child-Resistance Test Protocol

Appendix B - Canadian Requirements for Lighters Checklist

Table 1 - Canadian Requirements for Lighters Checklist

Lighter Type

Child-Resistance (C-R) Requirements

Performance Requirements

Compliance Certificate
(In English or French)

C-R Test Protocol Data

Surrogate meets C-R requirements

Name/address of certificate issuer and lighter manufacturer

Name and model of lighter

Keep for 3 years

Provide to an inspector within 15 days of a request

Flame Height Test

Inversion Test

Test method differs for utility lighters

Drop Test

Test method differs for wick lighters

Temp Test

Non-Luxury Gas            
Luxury Gas            
Non-Luxury Wick            
Luxury Wick            
Utility            

Table 2 - Canadian Requirements for Lighters Checklist

Lighter Type

Performance Requirements

Labelling Requirements

Permanently marked on the lighter

Label must be affixed and/or information sheet must be attached to the lighter at point of sale

Note: information may be marked on the package if the product is enclosed in a sealed package

Pressure Test

Extended Operation Test

Test method differs for utility lighters

Burn Test

Registered Trade-mark in Canada

Production Lot (if more than one offered for sale)

Symbol for Flame Height Adjustment (if there is a device)

Business Name and Address in Canada

Warning

"KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN / TENIR HORS DE LA PORTÉE DES ENFANTS"

Refuel Instructions in English and French

Non-Luxury Gas             Refillable ≤C$2.50
Luxury Gas              
Non-Luxury Wick              
Luxury Wick              
Utility             Refillable
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