(425 ILCS 8/15)
(a) Testing of cigarettes shall be conducted in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials ("ASTM") standard E2187-04, "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes". The Office of the State Fire Marshal may adopt a subsequent ASTM Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes upon a finding that the subsequent method does not result in a change in the percentage of full-length burns exhibited by any tested cigarette when compared to the percentage of full-length burns the same cigarette would exhibit when tested in accordance with ASTM Standard E2187-04 and the performance standard in Section 20 of this Act.
(b) Testing shall be conducted on 10 layers of filter paper.
(c) Forty replicate tests shall comprise a complete test trial for each cigarette tested.
(d) The performance standard required by Section 20 of this Act shall only be applied to a complete test trial.
(e) Laboratories conducting testing in accordance with this Section shall implement a quality control and quality assurance program that includes a procedure that will determine the repeatability of the testing results. The repeatability value shall be no greater than 0.19 pursuant to Section 20 of this Act.
(f) This Section does not require additional testing if cigarettes are tested consistent with this Act for any other purpose.
(Source: P.A. 94-775, eff. 1-1-08