Dean displayed more than a dozen of the lighters, some of which looked like a toy camera, baseball bat, tractor and motorcycle, during a news conference Tuesday at the State House. He says the lighters were purchased over the past year in Maine.
Attending the news conference was a 6-year-old West Paris boy who was burned around his eye when he grabbed one of the lighters from a convenience store shelf.
Dean says two Arkansas boys were killed in a fire started last year by a lighter shaped like a motorcycle. A public hearing on the bill is scheduled Wednesday before the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.