Cigarette lighter shipments from/to UK by Royal Mail

Vlad Radic
Anonymous 127 Comments
515 Signatures Goal: 500

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Royal Mail have agreed to updated rules for sending used lighters through the post to UK addresses and overseas from the UK.

The Royal Mail will now retain and destroy any brand of vintage or used lighters it feels are a risk to the postal system. You will not get any compensation or be allowed to make a claim and you will be warned with a letter that you may have committed a criminal offence.

We vintage lighter collectors would like to protect our hobby, livelihood and businesses.

They need to look at these updated rules again and re-think the rule in which vintage cigarette lighters are currently prohibited by the dangerous goods regulations.

Our hope is for the Royal Mail to accept lighters in the internal and overseas mail services providing they are empty of fuel and have no flint in them. Any documentation must state "old lighter made safe".

Our members would accept that if Royal Mail find lighters during a scan that do have fuel or flint they will confiscate and destroy them.


NOTES:


•Everybody can sign the petition regardless the country of residence. These strict rules do not affect UK collectors only but collectors worldwide as they define both sending to and sending from UK;


• Donations to this petition are voluntary (NOTmandatory) and go to the petition host (iPetitions), not to the petition initiator (Lighter Club of Great Britain).


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  • Mary fisher
    Mary fisher United Kingdom, Glasgow
    Nov 26, 2017
    Nov 26, 2017
    Can’t post vintage lighters! Ludicrous!!!!
  • Ian
    Ian United Kingdom, Brighton
    Nov 26, 2017
    Nov 26, 2017
    This is a rediculous rule,technally if it is empty without flint it is incapable of lighting so is not fit for purpose so is not a lighter
  • Ian
    Ian United Kingdom, Brighton
    Nov 26, 2017
    Nov 26, 2017
    An empty ,flintless item shaped like a lighter is technicaly not a cigarette lighter because it is incapable of lighting cigarettes or even lighting up.It is not fit for purpose therefore is faulty and at best a model incomplete product.
    This rediculous rule has stopped my being able to follow my hobby trading with others to collect for pleasure.
  • Ian
    Ian United Kingdom, Brighton
    Nov 26, 2017
    Nov 26, 2017
    An empty,flintless lighter is not technally a lighter bcause it doesnt light,it is a model of a lighter or faulty product not fit for purpose.
    I am unable now to follow my longtime hobby,How rediculous!
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