Patent Number: 6,168,423

Title: Child resistant barbecue and fireplace lighter

Abstract: A BBQ or fireplace lighter, including a child resistant device to prevent operation by children, and in particular, small children. In one embodiment, the device is in the form of a pivotally mounted lever having a notch engaging a plate in the trigger, locking the trigger from operation. The trigger release mechanism includes a button extending out of the lighter housing immediately behind the trigger guard for operation by a finger while the trigger is operated by the index or another finger. A second embodiment is comprised of a trigger guard plate having a thumb tab extending out of the top of the housing mounted on a rotatable hub. The guard plate engages and obstructs operation of the trigger. A spring biases the guard plate against the trigger to prevent operation, but can be rotated out of the way by rotating the thumb tab to a stop position moving trigger guard plate out of engagement of the trigger, allowing operation of the BBQ or fireplace lighter. A third embodiment has a button extending out the top of the housing with a stop disk engaging a keyhole slot in the trigger preventing operation until the button is pushed down.

Inventors: Man; Aman Chung Kai (Fo Tan Shatin, N. T., HK)


International Classification: F23Q 2/00 (20060101); F23Q 2/16 (20060101); F23Q 2/28 (20060101); F23D 014/28 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018