Portable Space Heater Safety

Portable Space Heater Safety

Portable space heaters are a potential fire hazard if not used correctly!
All space heaters must be approved by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
or Factory Mutual laboratories. If you are using a portable space heater
remember to never plug the space heater into an extension cord (plug the
heater directly into a wall receptacle). Here are some other tips for
safe operation of a space heater:

  • Do not place the heater into an enclosed space (such as under a desk).
  • Do not leave a space heater unattended.
  • Keep portable space heaters away from exit ways, walkways and paths of travel.
  • Do not use heaters around water sources (such as kitchens and bathrooms).
  • Do not use the space heater if the portable space heater if children will
    be playing in the area.

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