protect children and others from serious burns, newly
manufactured glass-front gas fireplaces and stoves now
must include installed protective barriers if their
glass-surface temperatures exceed 172 degrees, the
Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association says.
new safety standard, which took effect Jan. 1, requires
that the barriers be in place when the products are
requirement was approved by the American National
Standards Institute in 2012 and is focused on reducing
the potential hazard posed by direct contact with hot
glass surfaces to at-risk people, especially children.
manufactured before Jan. 1 still may be sold even if
they do not meet the new standard, as retailers clear
out the older inventory, the association said.
trade group recommends that consumers ask retailers
whether the units they are thinking about buying meet
the new standard and, if they do not, to ask which types
of barrier options may be available.
you know. I pass this along, courtesy of Hydrex Pest
Control, just because I thought it was interesting: A
cockroach can live a week without its head. It dies only
because, without a mouth, it cannot drink water and dies
also can go without food for an entire month. No wonder
they’ll be here when we’re gone.
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hardware and gardening tools.
totes are perfect for storing anything, whether it’s
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is often overlooked, but one reason garages become
disorganized is there is not enough of it. With the
right lighting, you will easily be able to find what you
are looking for.