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Study of the effectiveness of the US safety standard for child resistant cigarette lighters
  1. L E Smith,
  2. M A Greene,
  3. H A Singh

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    Objective: The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Safety Standard for Cigarette Lighters, which requires that disposable cigarette lighters be resistant to operation by children younger than age 5.

    Methods: Fire data on children playing with lighters were solicited from selected US fire departments for incidents occurring from 1997–99, to identify the proportion …

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