ISO 9994, a safety standard for lighters such as cigarette lighters, cigar lighters and pipe lighters was updated in December 2018. This standard sets out minimum safety requirements for lighters with the intention of reducing potential risks such as burns and fire to users when under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.

SAFEGUARDS | Hardlines NO. 015/19

SafeGuardS lighter

By comparing to the previous version (i.e. 2005), most of the tests remain equivalent except for the following changes:

  • New safety requirement for dual flame type lighters and multiple flame type lighters
  • New requirement for the mass of fuel in gas lighters when shipped
  • New test sequencing (refer to below chart for option 1 & 2)
  • New test method (i.e. UL 1439) to determining the sharp edge
  • The design of safety signs

Besides of above changes, additional attention shall be paid on the publication of the references of harmonised standards in the Official Journal of the European Union, as it is foreseeable that 2005 version which is now still considered as a harmonised standard will be superseded by this version in shortly.

Option 1

SGS CRS SafeGuardS 01519 Figure 1

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Option 2

SGS CRS SafeGuardS 01519 Figure 2

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