Why have people become so weary of the Strike Anywhere Match? Many stores have policies against carrying the matches, and they are classified as "Dangerous Goods" on both passenger aircraft and cargo-only aircraft flight ("U.N. 1331, Matches, strike-anywhere")
With the known applications of, and the policies against these fire-starters, many question their legality. It has spurred debate online, and a wave of confusion seen in blogs, answer sites, and retails stores. According to the manufacturer of Diamond Strike Anywhere Matches, the confusion is unwarranted.
"We are unaware of any state laws prohibiting the use of strike anywhere style matches at this time."
Jarden Home Brands
(Quote taken from UnluckyHunter.com)
It seems for now, Strike Anywhere Matches are not at risk of going the same way as lead paint, or mercury thermometers. Although the law is on the side of manufacturers like Jarden, the debate continues, and consumers continue to stock up. Stores like Disaster Relief Supply have seen this demand, and are securing the product on their shelves. Store Manager Mike Fisher has seen this as an important issue since the opening of their store in August, 2011. "We have people coming in shocked that we supply Diamond Strike Anywhere Matches, buying 2 or 3 boxes at a time. We've been told that we are the only store in the county that has them".
Mr. Fisher recommended that if you are looking for the matches, or any other hard to find survival supplies at the lowest price, try the Disaster Relief Supply online store:
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Disaster Relief Supply LLC in an online retailer that sells emergency supplies and tools and rents commercial equipment to Northwest Florida residents.