Snake Matches a Hazard

Snake Matches a Hazard

Captain Joseph P. Treacy, head of the Yonkers, New York, Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau, warned residents of that city against so-called “snake matches” and “snowflake matches” which were being sold under the label, “Fun-Packed Toys.”

According to the captain they are dangerous for children. He cited a recent case when a pack ignited in a school classroom.

The front half of the match pack, he said, contains matches which when lit, bend or twist like a snake.

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