The European Commission, in consultation with Member States, can ban products that pose a danger or health risks to consumers. Read details below of the products currently banned from being placed on EU markets.
Novelty Cigarette lighters
All importers, distributors and retailers of cigarette lighters must ensure that all novelty lighters are prohibited from being placed on the Irish market. They must also ensure that low cost non refillable lighters are child resistant.
Novelty lighters can be attractive to young children and lead to accidents.
Any person who fails to comply with such a direction may be guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €3,000 and/or imprisonment for three months.
If you find one of these products for sale on the market, contact us with the details of the product and the retailer.