Novelty Lighters Prohibition Act

Effective July 22, 2010 it became illegal in Illinois to sell or distribute for retail novelty cigarette lighters (The Retail Sale and Distribution of Novelty Lighters Prohibition Act (720 ILCS 668). We seek your assistance in protecting children from the harm that these lighters may cause as children are attracted to the visual effects, flashing lights, musical sounds, and toy-like designs of these lighters.

 


A novelty lighter means “a mechanical or electrical device 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 has other entertaining features. A novelty lighter may operate on any fuel, including butane, isobutane, or liquid fuel.”

 

The prohibition does not apply to:

  1. Standard disposable and refillable lighters that are printed or decorated with logos, labels, decals, or artwork, or heat-shrinkable sleeves;
  2. The transportation of novelty lighters through this State; or
  3. The storage of novelty lighters in a warehouse or distribution center in this State for distribution outside the State of Illinois.

The Act may be enforced by any county or municipal law enforcement officer, or by any code enforcement officer of a municipality or fire protection district. Failure to comply with the Act is a petty offense, for which a fine not to exceed $500 for each offense and each day the offense is not corrected may be imposed.

You may review the law at: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-1174&GA=96

1 Comment

  • David5461 says:

    Might want to look at ammending the law to including uses of lighting grills/stoves. Arkansas passed a law -n 07, and just got through having to pass another version to include gas grills

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shari Simpson

Comments
David5461
Novelty Lighters Prohibition Act
Might want to look at ammending the law to including uses of lighting grills/stoves. Arkansas passed a law -n 07, and just got through having to pass another version to include gas grills
2013-02-24 18:20:00
Metallison
Maltese Cross Social Media Icons
Can you make Maltese Cross icons for Vimeo, and youtube, please?
2012-01-18 10:47:00
steve @ Freedoor
10 Child Fire Safety Tips
It's incredibly important to build up a solid base of knowledge for kids that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives. Ok, fires aren't happening all around us all the time, but it's so important for them to know what to do in that kind of emergency situation. Great set of…
2012-01-13 10:02:00
Soft Chewable Super P force
Angry Birds: Halloween
Tim Larson, a Connecticut state lawmaker, has proposed to make Halloween on the last Saturday of October instead of on October 31. This may seem unheard of, ...
2011-11-28 09:46:00
JohnBruce200
Fallen Axes Run
I recommend Cops Inc. as a resource for fire equipment.
2011-05-06 18:15:00
It's OK.
It's OK.
Welcome to the Club
Welcome to the Club
Author Unknown
The Part We Forget
The Part We Forget
The Real Problem With Ray Rice
The Real Problem With Ray Rice