Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Senate Bill 652: Prohibit Sale of Novelty Lighters

This bill is recommended by the Child Fatality Task Force; a group commissioned by the General Assembly to study the cause of childhood deaths in North Carolina. The bill prohibits the retail sale of novelty lighters that "are designed to resemble a cartoon character, toy, gun, watch, musical instrument, vehicle, animal, food or beverage, or similar articles, or that plays musical notes."

NASW-NC strives to ensure the safety of the citizens of North Carolina,including children. This bill will further protect the safety of children.

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