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Gas fireplace safety

General

  • Keep the area around your gas fireplace free and clear of anything that could burn or melt or catch fire, for example, toys, clothing, plastics, paper items or other combustible materials.
  • Install your fireplace out of the way of foot traffic.
  • Do not operate if glass doors are cracked.
  • Installation and repairs should only be done by a registered gas contractor.

Keep children safe

  • Supervise children carefully. Glass inserts quickly heat up to more than 200°C and can take up to 45 minutes to cool down.
  • Make sure children know they should never touch the glass panels on a natural gas fireplace. With toddlers, consider the option of a physical barrier or a safety screen.
  • Adjustable safety gates can also be installed to restrict fireplace access to children.
  • Even when a fireplace is not in use, toddlers can hurt themselves on its surfaces and corners. Consider installing a fire-resistant hearth guard (cushioned strip).

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