Safety Tips | Hot Glass | Fireplaces | Stoves | HPBA

Safety Tips When Operating Your Appliance

Child By FireTo minimize the chance of burns from hot glass, follow these safety tips:

  • Always supervise children, the aged, infirm or pets near an operating gas fireplace, stove or insert – or one that has recently been turned off. 
  • Keep the remote control (if available) out of the reach of children. Install a switch lock to prevent children from turning on the appliance. 
  • Make sure family members and guests are aware that the glass panel of a gas fireplace, stove or insert can be very hot. 
  • Wait for the appliance and glass panel to cool down before allowing anyone to get near it. Cool down can take a long time – an hour or more. Some appliances turn on and off automatically with a thermostat, so you may not know when the fire turned off. Always consider the glass as potentially hot. 
  • Be aware that metal surfaces, such as door frames and grilles, may also get hot. 
  • Always read the owner’s manual and follow instructions. For example, there may be ways to disable your remote when not in use.