ISO Updates Standard for Cigarette, Cigar and Pipe Lighters.
02/16/2019

SGS details the recent changes made to ISO 9994, its standard for cigarette, cigar and pipe lighters.

Online PR News – 16-February-2019 – Geneva, Switzerland – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released an updated version of its standard for lighters in December 2018. The standard, ISO 9994:2018, replaces the previous version issued in 2005.

The standard covers all flame-producing products, which are commonly referred to as cigarette lighters, cigar lighters and pipe lighters. It does not apply to matches or flame-producing products intended solely for igniting materials other than cigarettes, cigars and pipes.

ISO 9994:2018 sets out the minimum standards required for a lighter to be considered safe. It is designed to ensure a reasonable degree of safety for normal use or reasonably foreseeable misuse of such lighters by users.

The recent update includes several changes, including:
• 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 sequences. To learn more see Safeguard 015/19
• New test method (i.e. UL 1439) to determining the sharp edge
• The design of safety signs

Other tests remain unchanged.

Stakeholders should note the previous version - ISO 9994:2005 - is currently still considered a harmonized standard but this will probably be superseded in the near future by ISO 9994:2018.

To remain compliant, manufacturers and suppliers are advised to now check their products against the latest version of ISO 9994.

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