Fireplace Safety

Fireplace Safety Info

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

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When enjoying your fireplace, stove, or insert, it’s important to remember these basic safety precautions:

Keep it Clear
Fireplaces, stoves, and inserts become hot during operation whether they burn gas, pellets, or wood. Keep clothing, furniture, draperies, and other flammable materials a safe distance away.

Secure Safety Barrier
Factory-provided safety screens, aftermarket freestanding screens, and barriers help reduce the risk of serious burns, as they prevent skin from coming into direct contact with hot glass. Ensure a barrier is securely in place before turning on your fireplace.

Use Caution
Fireplaces, stoves, and inserts, and their surrounding material, will remain hot for a period of time even after being turned off. Use caution at all times.

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

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 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, 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.

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.

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