Warmth and Safety Belong Together
There is nothing like a warm fireplace to bring family and friends together. With this in mind, the dedicated professionals who design, manufacture and install Valor Gas Fireplaces are united in their commitment to safety.
Valor Barrier Screens - Included with every Purchase
In compliance with newly developed industry safety standards, all certified gas fireplaces manufactured after January 1, 2015 will include safety screens or protective barriers to reduce the potential for accidental contact with the hot glass window surfaces.
All Valor Gas Fireplaces have been factory equipped with protective screens since January, 2013 – complying with the new CSA standard, a full two years in advance of the pending mandatory requirements.
Fireplace surfaces, in particular the glass viewing window, are extremely hot during operation and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Contact with the hot glass can cause severe burns. Close adult supervision is required if there are young children, or at-risk individuals in the house.
Included with your purchase, a Valor Barrier Screen is recommended at all times. Install an approved aftermarket safety gate to keep toddlers, young children and at-risk individuals a safe distance from the fireplace.
April 1st, 2015 Press Release - Gas Fireplace Lawsuit Settled
Home Safety Tips
In support of the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association’s consumer awareness campaign - www.safefireplacetips.com - we are providing this Safety Checklist to all Valor fireplace owners. Please take the time to review all safety procedures with your family and guests.
Fireplace Surfaces, in particular the glass viewing window, are extremely hot during operation (over 500°F at full capacity) and will remain hot for a period of time after the fireplace is turned off. Contact with the hot glass can cause severe burns. Close adult supervision is required if there are young children, or at-risk individuals in the house. A physical barrier is strongly recommended. Install an approved aftermarket safety gate to keep toddlers, young children and at-risk individuals a safe distance from the fireplace.
Valor Fireplace Safety Screens
If your Valor fireplace is not equipped with a fire screen or screen door, a suitable accessory screen may be ordered through your local Valor dealer. To find a Valor dealer please visit use our Dealer Locator.
Maintain a Safe Clearance From Hot Surfaces
Keep furniture, draperies and other objects at least 36" clear from the front of the fireplace. Never sit directly adjacent to the hot glass, or allow clothing or other material to come in contact with fireplace surfaces.
Keep the Remote Control Handset out of Reach of Children at all Times
A wall mount storage holster was included with your remote control package. Removing the battery from the handset or receiver will disable your remote.
Glass Will Remain Hot
The glass on your fireplace will remain hot after the unit has been turned off for approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
Shut Off Fireplace
Ensure that your fireplace is completely shut off and the unit has safely cooled before performing general maintenance.
Scheduling routine maintenance
Scheduling routine maintenance checks with a local Valor dealer helps to ensure safe, effective use of your fireplace. This practice will also help increase the expected service life of your fireplace. For more information on maintenance, please visit our Fireplace Maintenance Overview page.