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WHAT'S COOKIN': GAS GRILL SAFETY

Here are some DOs and DON’Ts for gas (propane) grill safety.

DO:
• Use your grill outdoors in a well-ventilated area.

• Keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.

• Make sure the gas grill is shut off and cooled and the burner controls are turned off before covering your grill.

• Use and store propane cylinders in an upright, vertical position.

• Ask your propane supplier to check for dents, damage, rust or leaks each time you refill your cylinder.

• Take your cylinder home immediately after filling. Keep your vehicle ventilated with the cylinder valve closed and plugged or capped.

DON’T:
• Smoke while handling a propane cylinder.

• Bring or store your cylinder indoors or in an enclosed space such as a garage.

• Use matches or lighters to check for leaks.

• Allow children to tamper or play with the cylinder or grill.

• Store or transport your cylinder where it could be exposed to high temperatures. (This includes storing spare cylinders under or near your gas grill.)