Fireplaces and other hearth products are beautiful, functional additions to any home, but they can pose a risk when not used and attended to with proper vigilance. Learn more about the importance of fireplace safety and the steps you can take to ensure safe fireplace operation in your home.
Keep It Clear
These heating appliances reach extremely high temperatures while in operation and during cool-down. Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other combustibles away.
Secure Safety Barrier
Ensure that a safety screen is securely in place when your hearth is in operation to reduce the risk of potential burns. Missing a screen? Find out how to get your screen here.
Fireplaces remain hot for a period of time even after they have been turned off. Carefully supervise children during and after fireplace operation.
Gas Fireplace and Gas Fireplace Insert Glass Safety
How to Protect Your Family
The glass and metal surrounding your fireplace will reach extreme temperatures during operation and remain hot for a period of time after your product has been shut off. Always supervise and keep children a safe distance away to prevent accidental contact with the glass.
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.
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association is committed to educating consumers about the importance of fireplace safety. Please reference the below for more information about fireplace safety and how you can safely enjoy your fireplace. For more information, visit hpba.org/safefireplacetips.
HPBA Fireplace Safety Video
HPBA Fireplace Safety Brochure
Gas Fireplace & Gas Fireplace Insert Safety Barrier Screen Request
Are You Missing a Safety Barrier Screen for Your Gas Fireplace or Gas Fireplace 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 products manufactured before January 1st, 2003:
We will provide an ANSI-compliant retrofit safety barrier screen free of charge; you simply pay shipping costs.
For products manufactured after January 1st, 2003:
We will provide the model number of a replacement safety barrier screen that was originally designed, aesthetically styled and came standard with your product, which can be easily purchased from your local dealer.
You can also choose a generically-styled retrofit safety barrier screen that complies with the new ANSI standard revision implemented in 2015, which will be shipped directly to your home for $99 USD, including shipping.