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.