May 18, 2005

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.