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#8 Safety Limited

We have developed the world's safest disposable child-resistant cigarette lighter. It cannot be rolled on any surface to create sparks.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location New Zealand
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2013

Company Summary

Since 1998 we have been focused on child safety, specifically to do with cigarette lighters - as a direct result of findings of a Ministerial Investigation into the need for a safety standard for disposable cigarette lighters (May 1998). The Plunket Society stated that young (pre-school) children who have access to cigarette lighters, can easily start fires “particularly if they run the wheel along the ground” page 3, paragraph 2.7).


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    Susan Daphne Heap

    Researcher - Child Safety
    Continuing work on disposable flint-wheel anti-tractoring cigarette lighter. Our design has been recognised by the New Zealand Fire department as having the potential to save children's lives. See the following link for details:

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    Henry Dudley Maxwell

    Micro-engineer: designed child resistant and other safety measures for disposable cigarette lighters. Worked with various manufacturers in China: upgraded production lines for maximum efficiency and instigated effective quality control systems. Hands-on practical skills - anything to do with machinery is my forte.