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November 09, 2010


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Britney: You are quite right to be concerned about space heaters, and also right that many of the tragedies we hear about are due to older models, some unsafe, and many being used improperly. Space heater manufacturers are quite aware of the issues and have made significant improvements to their products in recent years. Many now have tipover kill switches, timers, thermostats, and internal heat regulators, and some have "cool-touch," all of which make them safer than the older models. Many are quite inexpensive. I know my pattern in the past has been to contribute clothing and other household items to various charities. Your post has made me consider the wisdom of contributing new, safer space heaters to those in need.

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