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Old 02-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #1  
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I saw a story yesterday about Chinese lighters that don't meet US safety standards. These products can continue to burn after you release the button and also spew liquid fuel. As a result they can actually set you on fire or possibly explode if you were to place it in your pocket after use. At this time there are no mandatory safety standards for any disposable lighters being sold in the US. First and foremost, be careful using any disposable lighter. Second, you might consider to buy American as the US manufacturers do meet the voluntary standards. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission had compiled the data and were aware of the problem as far back as 2006 but as of yet has failed to act because of more pressing issues. On average 900 folks are injured every year by disposable lighters. It's up to you but folks have also died due to the malfunctioning junk China has dumped on us. Take a look at the video if you would please.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_1...made-lighters/
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This is the part I find fascinating

"But there's something that makes Bill's story even more difficult. It turns out the very government agency that oversees lighter safety knew of the problem years before Bill ever put the lighter in his pocket.

In 2006, the Consumer Product Safety Commission concluded that 70 percent of Chinese lighters failed to live up to U.S. voluntary standards. And lighter malfunctions caused over 900 injuries each year.

Yet, bogged down by bureaucratic hurdles and dangers it saw as more urgent, the Consumer Product Safety Commission took no action. Ricky didn't know about any of that-- until CBS News told him and showed him the report.

"I hadn't heard about that," Ricky said. "They had all the information and they just ignored it."

Nobody from the Consumer Product Safety Commission would agree to an interview with CBS News. In writing they told CBS News lighter safety is important, "Yet at this time, our hardworking staff is actively engaged in efforts to save lives and prevent injuries from...many other product dangers."

For now, unregulated lighters just like Bill's remain on store shelves. CBS affiliate KHOU recently found them on sale in the Houston area.

"Do your job," Ricky said of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "If you're gonna make regulations and protect people make regulations to protect people and don't be half-hearted about it. You can't pay me for what happened to my brother. I'll have nightmares for the rest of my life thinking about this."

After CBS News affiliate KHOU contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency announced an investigation into the Chinese firm that made Bill Clemmer's lighter. His family, meanwhile, sued that company and won. But because no one from the company responded to the lawsuit, the Clemmers have no way to collect.
(Sure we can,BAN ALL IMPORTS OF LIGHTERS FROM CHINA!)Let them come in from a friendly nation.

Read more: http://www.cbs12.com/articles/bill-4...#ixzz1mTlvXw89


And these are the people we are supposed to trust for food safety,border security,air line security,Phbt!
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Iv had lighters do that...didnt like it so i switched to zippo..and matches....
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Yeah I was gonna second what twitchit said.

My USA made Zippos have never done that.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #5  
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All i suggest all my friends and all the new friends is don't buy products of China they may be cheaper but the effect from them in future may cost you more than what you saved.Did you guys know that Chinese are making artificial Eggs and Plastic rice isn't it ridiculous?
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New life to an old thread..

This guy knows the meaning to "Hot diggity dog".....

Man sues after e-cig explodes in pocket, shooting flames down pants | NJ.com


And now he's suing for it..... What a wackamole.....
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I use the long necked lighters on camp trips in my camper and to light campfires.
No issues to date aside from short life.
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