Pellet stoves, fireplaces, and inserts are a fantastic way to add style, warmth, and ambiance to any space, but they can also be dangerous when not attended to with proper vigilance. as with anything dealing with fire, there are safety hazards. To protect yourself and your family from serious personal injury and property damage, proper use is especially important, especially when small children are near a fireplace, stove, or insert that is in use or has recently been in use and may still be extremely hot. Be sure to follow the below guidelines to safely enjoy your hearth.
Because these appliances reach extreme temperatures while they are in use, it is essential that you keep any and all flammable items a safe distance from your stove, insert, or fireplace.
Each of Harman’s hearth products is equipped with certain safety mechanisms including safety screens. Whether using the factory-provided version or a safety screen you’ve purchased elsewhere, make sure that your screen or barrier is secure and properly placed before using your appliance. This will reduce the risk of injuries or burns.
It’s important to be aware that these appliances are not only hot when in operation, but remain hot for an extended period after they have been shut down. Never assume that your stove or fireplace is safe to touch, use caution.
Gas Fireplace and Insert Glass Safety
How to Protect Your Family
Always be aware that your appliance will become extremely hot!
Fireplaces provide comfort, warmth, and ambiance – but it’s important to remember that while beautiful, it’s still fire, and should be treated with caution. As part of normal operation, the glass front and surrounding materials will become hot. Keep children and pets at a safe distance at all times.
Use Protective Safety Screens
A protective safety screen will help prevent skin from coming into contact with the hot glass, greatly reducing the risk of serious burns. The screen should not be removed or altered in any way.
For more information about hearth appliance safety, visit the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association website.
HPBA Fireplace Safety Video
HPBA Fireplace Safety Brochure
Safety Barrier Screen Request
Are You Missing a Safety Barrier Screen for Your Gas Fireplace or Insert?
Questions? Contact Us. Call 1-888-427-3973 (option #3), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the form below to receive your safety screen.
For gas fireplaces and inserts manufactured before January 1st, 2003:
We will provide an ANSI-compliant retrofit safety barrier screen free of charge; you simply pay shipping costs.
For gas fireplaces and inserts manufactured after January 1st, 2003:
We will provide an ANSI-compliant retrofit safety screen for $99 USD, including shipping.