Christmas trees, John Deere tractors, and cell phones are all being made into novelty lighters. Senator Russ Karpisek of Wilber says children may see these lighters as toys. Rhonda Cerny with the Volunteer firefighters association agrees the Novelty lighters should be banned.
“We’ve also thought about some restrictions about where these could be placed inside stores, because these are placed right by the candy counter.”
The worry is children will think the lighters are toys.