Novelty Lighter Standards
Every lighter model sold in the US should be tested by a Third party so that it meets the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) Mandatory CR Requirement. Once the test has been successfully completed the lighter model should be registered with the CPSC.  The CPSC definition of a novelty lighter is lighters that depict or resemble articles commonly recognized as appealing to or intended for use by children under 5 years of age, such as cartoon characters, toys, guns, watches, musical instruments, vehicles, toy animals, food or beverages. They also include lighters with features entertaining to children, such as visual effects like flashing lights or sound effects like musical notes. Many states have banned the sale of novelty lighters, as well as cities within states, and more legislation is to come. Check out the attached information from BIC regarding the Lighter category. Quality and safety comes first…Choose BIC.

BIC Quality Commitment

Keep up-to-date on FDA actions and requirements by visiting FDA's website regularly. www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance
The PCI Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. These materials include a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe handling of cardholder information at every step. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process -- including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.

UST Regulations
There are approximately 595,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) nationwide that store petroleum or hazardous substances. The greatest potential threat from a leaking UST is contamination of groundwater, the source of drinking water for nearly half of all Americans. EPA, states, and tribes work together to protect the environment and human health from potential UST releases. You can learn more about USTs by clicking here http://www.epa.gov/oust/aboutust.htm

ADA Standards for Accessible Design
The Department of Justice published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 "ADA" in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. You can learn more about ADA Standards for Accessible Design by clicking here http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm

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