Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety Info

Are You Missing a Safety Barrier Screen for Your Gas Fireplace or Insert?

Safety Barrier Screen RequestLearn More

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.

Stand Clear
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.

Protective Barriers
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.

Be Cautious
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.

Additional Resources

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 hhtinfo@hearthnhome.com, 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.

*Serial and Model Numbers

Gas fireplaces and insert model and serial numbers are in the control compartment area, under the smoke shield or on the firebox side column. Gas inserts model number and serial numbers are in the control compartment area, under the ash lip or on the firebox side.