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Penley wooden matches
Fuel, Lighters and Fireworks
Lighters & Matches
Wooden Matches (1730)
PENLEY CORP    
Penley
 
 
Dollar Bazaar
Johnson City NY
10/17/2010 This date is an estimate
I bought 2 boxes of Penley wooden matches- 250 matches in each box- at a local dollar store, "Dollar Bazaar, 128 Grand St., Johnson City NY 13790, which has since closed.

Recently when striking a match, the match broke in half causing the flaming half to drop onto the tablecloth. I quickly blew it out so that only a small charred spot was left on the plastic tablecloth and from then on kept a pitcher of water nearby if lighting candles.

A match broke again a few days ago and I'm now soaking all of them in water in order to dispose of them safely.

The match box states "Dist. by the Penley Corporation, PO Box 277,Paris, Maine 04289." They were made in India.
I would guess that Penley may have gone out of business and sold off its stock to dollar stores, but these matches are a dangerous fire hazard and should be recalled and/or subject to warnings
3/18/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Female
77 years
Yes
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