Product Safety Standards (Cigarette Lighters) Regulations 1998

2 Interpretation


In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

the Act means the Fair Trading Act 1986

American Standard means the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters (16 CFR 1210)—


set out in Part 1210, Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations; and


published in the Federal Register of the United States of America, Vol 58, No 131, on 12 July 1993

child means an individual who is under 5 years of age

cigarette lighter means a flame-producing device that is designed to light cigarettes, cigars, and pipes; and is either—


disposable; or


designed to be refilled with fuel and has a customs value of less than $3.50

customs value, in relation to a cigarette lighter, means the Customs value determined in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Customs and Excise Act 2018

disposable, in relation to a cigarette lighter, means a cigarette lighter which is designed—


to be discarded when its supply of fuel is exhausted; or


to incorporate a separate container of fuel designed to be discarded when empty.


Unless the context otherwise requires, terms and expressions that are not defined in these regulations but that are defined in the Act have the same meaning as in the Act.

Regulation 2(1) customs value: amended, on 1 October 2018, by section 443(4) of the Customs and Excise Act 2018 (2018 No 4).