Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: November 20, 2013
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Dellsite
Phone: (360) 596-3905
E-mail: Kenneth.Dellsite@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wafiremarshal


Holiday Safety Hazard: Turkey Fryers

The holidays are right around the corner with Thanksgiving on the 28th 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 would like to share 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:

For additional information, please visit see Underwriters Laboratory's Product Safety Tips for Turky Fryers at their website.


The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.

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