Monday, March 18, 2013

What Are Novelty Lighters? Why Are They banned?


In keeping with state law and safety standard, we do not allow the sale of novelty lighters at Wolff's Flea Market

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY PUBLIC ACT 096-1174 EFFECTIVE DATE 7/22/2010

SOURCES & LINKS:
 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-1174
http://www.ncdoi.com/osfm/Fire_Safety_Programs/Default.aspx?field1=Novelty_Lighters&user=Novelty_Lighters 

ACCEPTABLE LIGHTERS
A Novelty lighter is a "mechanical or electrical devise typically used for lighting cigarettes, cigars or pipes that is designed to resemble a cartoon character, toy, gun, watch, musical instrument, vehicle, animal, food or beverage, or similar articles, or that plays musical notes, or has flashing lights or other entertaining features"

A novelty lighter may operate on any fuel. including butane, isobutane or liquid fuel

Novelty lighter does not include any of the following:

  1. A lighter manufactured before January 1, 1980
  2. A lighter incapable of being fuels or lacking a device necessary to produce combustion or a flame,
  3. Any mechanical or electrical device primarily used to ignite fuel for fireplaces or for charcoal or gas grills.
  4. Standard disposable and refillable lighters that are printed or decorated with logos, labels, decals, or artwork, or heat-shrinkable sleeves
BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF BANNED NOVELTY LIGHTERS
BANNED NOVELTY LIGHTERS

BANNED NOVELTY LIGHTERS
BANNED NOVELTY LIGHTERS



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