Glade plug ins could lead to fires

Has anyone else received a copy of the following email. I have not posted in a while and am not sure if this has been mentioned;

>> >> **HOUSE FIRES - PLEASE READ AND PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU
>>KNOW
**>> >>>
>> >>>Received from a friend who is in the property insurance
>>business. It is
>> >>>well worth reading. This is one of those e-mails that if you
>>didn’t send
>> >>>it, rest assured someone on your list will suffer for not
>>reading it. The
>> >>>original message was written by a lady whose brother and his
>>wife learned
>> >>>a hard lesson this past week. Their house burned down…
>>nothing left but
>> >>>ashes. They have good insurance so the house will be replaced
>>with most
>> >>>of the contents - that is the good news. However, they were
>>sick when
>> >>>they
>>found out the cause of the fire.
>> >>>
>> >>>The insurance investigator sifted through the ashes for several
>>hours. He
>> >>>had the cause of the fire traced to the master bathroom. He
>>asked her
>> >>>sister-in-law what she had plugged in the bathroom. She listed
>>the normal
>> >>>things…curling iron, blow dryer. He kept saying to her, “No,
>>this
>> >>>would be something that would disintegrate at high
>>temperatures”. Then
>> >>>her sister-in-law remembered she had a Glade Plug-In, in the
>>bathroom.
>> >>>The investigator said that was the cause of the fire. He said
>>he has seen
>> >>>more house fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners
>>than
>> >>>anything else. He said the plastic they are made from is THIN
>>plastic. He
>> >>>also said that in every case there was
>>nothing left to prove that it even
>> >>>existed. When the investigator looked in the wall plug, sure
>>enough the
>> >>>two prongs left from the plug-in were still in there. Her
>>sister-in-law
>> >>>had one of the plug-ins that had a small night light built in
>>it. She
>> >>>said she had noticed that the light would dim and
>> >>> then finally go out. She would walk in to the bathroom a few
>>hours
>> >>>later, and the light would be back on again. The investigator
>>said that
>> >>>it was getting too hot, and would dim and go out rather than
>>just blow
>> >>>the light bulb. Once it cooled down it would come back on. That
>>is a
>> >>>warning sign . The investigator said he personally wouldn’t
>>have any type
>> >>>of plug in fragrance device anywhere in his house. He has seen
>>too many
>> >>>places that have been burned down due to them.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>HOUSE FIRES PLEASE READ (From Chief Dornell)
>> >>>
>> >>>Ok, I had one similar to this at my place in the mountains; it
>>used the
>> >>>slide-in packets. Last weekend I unplugged it to use the outlet
>>and found
>> >>>that the unit had melted and scorched the face of the outlet so
>>I decided
>> >>>to replace the outlet. I went to my panel and shut off the
>>circuit
>> >>>breaker. Upon pulling the cover plate I found that the outlet
>>had burnt
>> >>>away, melted a considerable portion in the interior plastic
>>wall box and
>> >>>wire insulation. Obviously, this got very hot and I was very
>>lucky that
>> >>>this did not cause a fire in the wall because I would have
>>certainly lost
>>
>> >>>my place. Notice that my breaker did not trip and I manually
>>shut it off.
>> >>>I need to investigate why. Perhaps it was a steady current and
>>never
>> >>>caused a surge or arcing that would have tripped the circuit
>>breaker. I
>> >>>am encouraging everyone I know to pass on the fact that these
>>are
>> >>>potentially dangerous. The Consumer Products Safety Commission
>>does not
>> >>>have a recall on the specific model that I was using.
>> >>> However, they will be hearing from me. Our Fire Prevention
>>personnel
>> >>>will be using the remnant that I brought back to help spread
>>the word
>> >>>through the Fire Prevention community as well. If you use
>>something
>> >>>similar to this or other “plug-in” products take the time to
>>pull them
>> >>>and toss them. We can’t
>>afford to be the proving grounds for these
>> >>>devices. It is my opinion that these are unsafe and should be
>>pulled
>> >>>before something tragic occurs.
>> >>>
>> >>>PLEASE PASS THESE TWO TRUE STORIES ON TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR
>>ADDRESS
>> >>>BOOK.
>> >>>
>> >>>NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE’S HOUSE, BUT IT COULD SAVE
>>SOMEONE’S LIFE.

George Mendes

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