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Glass-fronted fireplaces pose burn dangers for kids

from HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can pose a serious risk to young children, an emergency room physician warns. Dr. Michael Gittelman, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, cited the case of a 3-year-old boy whose hand was badly burned when he touched the glass door of the family's gas fireplace. "Young children, like the boy in my emergency room, are at particular risk for burns from glass-fronted gas fireplaces," Gittelman said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release. more

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