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If you have one of these

 
and one of these in your house,
you need to hear about a new way to protect the safety of you and your family.

Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier.  This barrier will be there to prevent your child and others from coming into direct contact with the glass front of the fireplace.

 
Why should you care?

You should care because (…)

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In recalls of children’s sleepwear, including recent recalls, you’ll see the following line:

“The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear posing a risk of burn injury to children.”

What does that line mean for a parent or grandparent buying pajamas for a child?

CPSC enforces a regulation that requires that children’s sleepwear to protect children from burn injuries if they come in contact with a small open flame, such as from matches, (…)

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When you’re making a cup of coffee, you don’t want to get burned by having hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves spray out at you.

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BEEEEEEEP! BEEEEEEEP!

That’s the sound you want to hear if there’s a fire in your home. Unfortunately, too many people never hear an alarm.

We estimate that nearly 2,400 people die each year because of unintentional home fires. About two-thirds of these fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that don’t work, perhaps because someone has removed the battery and forgotten to replace it. A smoke alarm’s warning can cut the risk of dying from a fire in your (…)

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The use of pourable gel fuels in firepots is dangerous. These fuels pose serious flash fire and burn hazards. Stop using them!

These hazards are why 9 manufacturers and distributors are recalling pourable gel fuels. Another manufacturer, Napa Home & Garden recalled its pourable gel fuel products in June 2011. If you own pourable gel fuel, contact the company that makes or distributes the gel fuel for a refund and information on returning the fuel to them. Some manufacturers are working on (…)

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