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No. 25 of 2009 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice declares toy-like novelty cigarette lighters to be unsafe goods.
Administered by: Treasury
General Comments: This notice was originally made under subsection 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974. Item 2 of Schedule 7 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010) provides that this notice remains in force from 1 January 2011 as if it had been made under section 109 of the Australian Consumer Law (as set out in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act No. 51 of 1974)).

Note: the Trade Practices Act 1974 was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 on 1 January 2011 (see item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010)).
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Registered 23 Dec 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2011
Tabled HR08-Feb-2011

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

TRADE PRACTICES ACT 1974

 

Consumer Protection Notice No. 25 of 2009

 

DECLARATION THAT TOY-LIKE NOVELTY CIGARETTE LIGHTERS ARE UNSAFE GOODS

 

I, CRAIG EMERSON, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, pursuant to section 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 DECLARE goods of the kind specified below to be unsafe goods:

 

Particulars of goods:

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters, being devices which are intended to produce a flame to set alight cigarettes, or other combustible material and are:

 

a)    likely to be appealing to children under 5 years of age by appearing to be a toy taking into account the totality of the design which may depict stylised animals, cartoon characters or be of colour(s), or of a scale typical of toys; and

 

b)    unlikely to be recognised as a cigarette lighter by a reasonable adult person.

 

Dated this 30th day of December 2009

 

 

 

CRAIG EMERSON

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs