Novelty lighters are now illegal in Oregon.
The ban on novelty lighters went into effect June 2. They are are sold at many convenience stores, and backers say they pose a danger to children because they look like toys, the Associated Press reported.
The law bans lighters with “features attractive to children,” like visual effects, flashing lights, musical sounds, and toy-like designs.
Retailers were notified of the new law in March and had 90 days to remove any novelty or toy-like lighters from their shelves.
Five other states have also banned novelty lighters, Arkansas, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. Twenty-two additional states have introduced legislation for a ban.