Charcoal Grill


Each year there are about 20 deaths from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and about 400 emergency room treated injuries from CO poisoning from charcoal grills. Charcoal produces CO when burned. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can accumulate to toxic levels in closed environments. To reduce these CO poisonings and the risk of fire the following safety tips are offered:

Gas Grill


Liquid petroleum (LP) gas or propane, used in gas grills, is extremely flammable. Each year more than 500 fires occur when people use gas grills and about 20 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these fires and explosions occur when the grill is used for the first time after it has been left idle for a period of time or just after refilling and reattaching the grill’s gas container. To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, the following tips are recommended:

Caution should also be taken when storing LP gas containers:

When transporting LP gas containers:

Always use extreme caution and follow the manufacturer’s instructions when connecting and disconnecting LP gas containers.