Grilling Safety Tips
A SAFE COOKOUT IS A FUN COOKOUT
Liquid petroleum (LP) gas or propane, used in gas grills, is highly flammable and every year people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Most of these injuries occur when a gas grill is used after having been left untouched for a period of time, or just after refilling and reattaching the grill's gas container.
Always do a safety check on a gas grill before using it for your next cookout. Make sure tubes aren't blocked, hoses aren't cracked and there are no gas leaks.
Charcoal produces carbon monoxide (CO) when it is burned and every year people die or are injured as a result of CO fumes, which is colorless and odorless.
NEVER burn charcoal inside of homes, vehicles, tents or campers and never store a charcoal grill indoors with freshly used coals.
Keep kids and pets away from the hot grill and always keep the grill a safe distance from the house.
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