Gas Fireplaces and Your Kids

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Gas Fireplaces and Your Kids

The use of gas fireplaces is becoming a popular alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, especially in newer homes. They are simple to use, provide an instant fire at the turn of a switch, and produce heat to warm a home. But of all the gas fireplace safety tips, this piece of information is the most important: Remember that gas fireplaces get hot quickly and hot temperatures burn children fast. Every year children are burned from contact with the glass barrier at the front of a gas fireplace. Statistics show that contact burns, injuries sustained when a part of the body touches a hot object, are the second leading cause of burns in children.

   

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