The European Commission has enhanced consumer safety protection by requiring that, as of 11 March 2007, all cigarette lighters that are dangerous to children are no longer placed on the European market. The Decision requires governments to (i) ensure that cigarette lighters placed on the EU market are “child-resistant”, and (ii) prohibit the placing on the market of lighters which resemble objects that are particularly attractive to children (also called “novelty lighters”). Manufacturers and importers of cigarette lighters will be required to submit all relevant documents to the competent Member States’ authorities, including test reports on child-resistance. All lighters already in stock on the market before 11 March 2007 may still be sold. The Commission plans to adopt a further Decision setting a deadline for the selling off of such stocks, which will most likely be 11 March 2008.