Samba Safety Matches

Samba Safety Matches

 Verified
Samba Safety Matches
1.3

50 reviews

PositivevsNegative
4% · 246 · 92%

Reviews

50 reviews
Shar
SharNew South Wales
 

Unsafety matches

These are very frustrating, not only do they not work, if by some miracle they actually light then the match snaps and the fire flies off onto whatever is near - dangerous matches, not safe at all.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Jane
Jane
 

Awful

If it’s a life and death situation and you were relying on these matches to save your life, you would die. If you did not die from hypothermia, you would most certainly die from frustration. The phosphorus seems to jump off the match head, which in itself is dangerous, and then the source of ignition is gone and the match is useless.
  • Thumbnail
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Alastair M.
Alastair M.South East Queensland, QLD
 

Dangerous, do not use

50 years of using Redheads.. never 1 problem.
But these Samba matches, rarely light First go, then the phosphorus can jump off the match when lit. Like today, so my finger is now on ice as the phosphorus jumped onto it.
They are cheap - for a reason. I’m surprised Bunnings sells them. Beware.
  • Thumbnail
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
tracy
tracy3 posts
 
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Geoffrey J.
Geoffrey J.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
 

Poor quality less than 1 in 5 ignite

Have used samba firelight for years and happy with product so decided to purchase the multi pack of their matches. What a mistake! On average only 1 in 4 or 5 actually ignite so could not recommend at all.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Jen M.
Jen M.
 

Rubbish

You strike the match and nine times out of ten they don't ignite. Bought a pack of 3 long 55mm safety matches. Most of them in a box DONT ignite . And if they do watch out as they spark .
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Claudia
ClaudiaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 

Should they have have a use-by-date?

Safety matches for starting a fire in a combustion heater are great - but not when you use last year's matches and nearly EVERY match is a fizzer.... Well, no flame is happening! Claudia
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
ProK9
ProK9Murrumbidgee Region, NSW4 posts
 

Samba Unsafety Matches -Potentially Life threatening

Very poor. They combust in less than 20% of occasions. These matches are unsafe for use with gas ovens and hobs. Also useless in any outdoor setting. Fail to light and discharge excessive smoky chemicals. Avoid using with flammable chemicals or in situations where you need to rely on matches.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Marilyn
Marilyn2 posts
 

Not a good reflection on this brand

I recently changed my matches to the Samba brand as I liked their Firelighters. Am really disappointed with the matches as it takes 6 or more matches to light the fire. They are like a slow burning ember but don't actually flame.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Helen
Helen2 posts
 

Worst matches ever

I bought a multi pack of these matches and find them to be of really poor quality. Every box countless broken matches, some with no heads, split ones etc, and the strike part on the boxes very poor, wears out quickly and no longer enables a strike.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Leanne
LeanneRichmond-Tweed, NSW2 posts
 

Complete crap

If I could give 0 I would. Do not start fire. Pretty sad kids on New Years when their sparklers wouldn’t light because these matches are so terrible. Do not recommend
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
gina
ginaMurrumbidgee Region, NSW6 posts
 

Totally useless, unsafe to use matches

You have to strike the side of the packet a number of times before these matches light. In that time the match regularly breaks in half. When it does finally light it is a slow ignition, sometimes only flaring as you are ready to throw it in the bin. In the case where it lights successfully, it is difficult to extinguish and care needs to be taken to ensure the match has burnt out prior to placing in the bin, for fear that the bin will then catch fire! I won't be purchasing these again
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Frustrated
Frustrated
 

Useless

Same as others, most don't light and the smell is awful. For the odd one that does finally ignite, it burns very quickly and easily breaks, making it dangerous. Not fit for purpose.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
springside77
springside77Central West, NSW34 posts
 

used to be good - what happened ?

I started using these matches several years back as I got fed up with Redheads not working properly .I use a lot of candles and incense . Sadly in the last few months Samba matches have changed completely .I don't know if they are being manufactured in a different factory or what but they are now terrible ,they don't light most of the time ,or part of the match lights then goes out ,or they fizz and splutter like a fireworks. This has nothing to do with being damp as I have always kept them in a dry place .The quality control needs to be looked into otherwise Samba will lose a lot of customers .
Samba
Samba   DM   
More
Rob
RobMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
 

Found a new way to make a safety match near useless

Rather than simply fail to strike (as redheads do) Samba matches fail to light the ignition material simply smokes away rather than lights at least 50% of the time. Like Redheads these matches cannot be exposed to humidity as they will fail to light at all after a night outside but under cover.
Samba
Samba   DM   
More

Questions & Answers

tracy
tracy

How can you call these matches?

Ethel W.
Ethel W.

l have found the samba matches are absolutely useless, they do not strike, break easily and a waste of money. I think that customers should be compensated. I certainly will not buy them again.

Samba
Samba   DM   

Details

Extra Information

ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.

©  ProductReview.com.au Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. General disclaimer: All third party trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are used for the purpose of comparative advertising, criticism or review. This is a public forum presenting user opinions on selected products and businesses, and as such the views expressed do not reflect the opinion of ProductReview.com.au. Further details in the disclaimer.