The Transportation Security Administration has revised its ban
on lighters to allow unfilled, empty Zippo-type lighters to be
packed in checked luggage. "This is consistent with long-standing
Department of Transportation hazardous materials policy and
clarifies that empty lighters are not considered hazardous
materials. This is a win for Zippo customers, collectors and our
company," said Greg Booth, president/CEO of Zippo Manufacturing
Company, based in Bradford, Penn.