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Stay Safe When You Barbeque         

With the warmer weather upon us, many Atlantic Canadians are getting out their grills. It’s a good time to remind people about summer safety around barbecues, and of keeping little ones safe near backyard equipment and play areas. Please pass this information on to your organization’s members or feel welcome to post on your website, share through social media, or on bulletin boards.

Barbecue safety tips
– make sure your barbecue is in good working order, especially if it has been sitting in storage
– check for blocked burners or metal tubes, and damaged seals
– follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using and cleaning
– set your barbecue up in a well-ventilated area and on an even surface
– inspect your cleaning brush for signs of damage
– check grills and barbecued food for loose bristles
– stop using your brush if the bristles are coming loose or sticking to the grill
– replace your brush on a regular basis
– keep kids away from barbecues at all times
– for more tips, visit Canada.ca (keywords: barbecue safety)
– check out our Is Your Child Safe series to see more summer safety tips for kids

Report any incidents involving a consumer product
– Please report any incidents involving a wire barbecue brush to Health Canada as well as to the store where you bought it. For questions about specific product issues or toys, you may also contact Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety program at 1-866-662-0666 or cps-spc@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Suggested posts or tweets
– Find out about barbecue safety at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-garden-safety/barbecue-safety.html
– Learn about summer safety for kids at a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/reports-publications/consumer-education/your-child-safe.html

Health Canada Atlantic Region


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