Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety Info

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Stoves, fireplaces, and inserts are beautiful, functional, and charming additions to any home. Follow these basic safety guidelines to ensure that you and your family enjoy your appliance to the fullest, while maintaining a safe environment for all.

Make Space
Regardless of the type of stove or fireplace you have installed in your home, it will reach extreme temperatures while in operation. Because of this, not only should you not touch your hearth, but you must keep a safe distance between your fireplace and all flammable materials including furniture, clothing, and drapes.

Use Proper Safety Equipment
Keep your family safe and reduce the risk of burns by utilizing a fireplace safety screen whenever your appliance is in operation. Whether you are using a factory-provided screen or one that you’ve purchased aftermarket, ensure that your screen is in a secure position before igniting your hearth.

Caution is Key
Always proceed with caution when dealing with your stove or fireplace. These appliances retain heat, so even if they have been turned off, they will remain hot for a period of time and can still cause serious burns or fires if they come in contact with skin or flammable materials. Do not touch fireplace or appliance glass, or put flammable materials near your hearth even after it has been shut off.

Gas Fireplace and Insert Glass Safety

How to Protect Your Family


Remember - Fireplaces Become 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

Are you looking for more safety information? Visit the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association website, or view the resources listed below.

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 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.

*Serial and Model Numbers

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