Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: November 19, 2012
Contact: Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Barbara McMullen
Phone: (360) 596-3911
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Turkey Fryers

The holidays are sneaking up on us and are right around the corner with Thanksgiving on the 22nd of November. State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy wants to provide a reminder to please think twice about fire safety while celebrating the holidays. The State Fire Marshal’s Office shares the following information from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) regarding Turkey Fryers:

UL considers turkey fryers to be dangerous to use as they present numerous safety hazards to consumers. "We're worried by the increasing reports of fires related with turkey fryer use," says John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager of UL. "Based on our test findings, the fryers used to produce those great-tasting birds are not worth the risks. And, as a result of these tests, UL has decided not to certify any turkey fryers with our trusted UL Mark."

Turkey Fryer Hazards

Important Safety Information
If you use a turkey fryer, please consider the following tips.

Information was obtained from the following website:

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of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
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