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Author Topic: A Warning, Most dangerous Paperweight i've ever seen Caithness Starburst  (Read 2201 times)

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Offline Hourglass

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I have been aware of this problem for years, a lot of housholds have a paperweight or three displayed on a surface of some sort in their house and are oblivious to the fact that it could start a fire, even the Fire Brigade make no mention of this when giving fire prevention lectures to Communities at public fire safety meetings and when it's mentioned to them they appear a little taken aback themselves, I wonder how many hous fires have been recorded as 'cause unknown'. The majority of weights that are coming from China carry a paper label on the base, as quoted, 'keep out of direct sunlight' of which most people don't know what the significance of the label means, I've asked several selling these weights what they think it means and 9 out of 10 say 'to stop them fading', I tell them, think again, they are shocked when told what it actually means, what these lables SHOULD say is 'fire hazzard, keep away from the sun'.

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