Top 10 Products That Are Fire Hazards

Some products have the potential to cause fires (yet some have caused them), leading to damage and injuries along with deaths.
Here are products that are considered fire hazards.

The Top Ten

Matches

Matches are known for igniting when rubbed together with the help of friction.

There have been many cases of fires caused by these matches including house fires, leading to injuries.

Kids, never play with matches or risk getting burned alive. - Gregory

Paper

Paper is made from cellulose, which is highly flammable and catches fire easily. - Gregory

Wooden Boards

Wood catches fire easily, which explains why trees burn down easily, yet forest wildfires take place and sometimes span hundreds of acres.
A wooden cabin would burn down and anyone inside it would risk being burned alive. - Gregory

Ping Pong Balls

Ping pong balls, used in table tennis, are made of nitrocellulose (celluloid), which is extremely flammable, and high speed forces cause friction, which generate heat, and enough heat means fires.

Yet there were complaints that the game was dangerous due to the risk of the balls catching fire and exploding during play. - Gregory

Professor Wacko’s Exothermic Exuberance

These led to at least 2 house fires reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) when 2 bottles were inadvertently switched.

This was caused by the fact that glycerine and potassium permanganate were flammable and react to fire.

The Wild Goose Company banned them in 1994. - Gregory

Gilbert Chemistry Set

The Gilbert chemistry set contained multiple chemicals, including some that were highly flammable and would cause fires, leading to burns and property damage.
They were banned thereafter. - Gregory

Sound Machines

They helped people get better sleep with the help of sounds including white, pink, green, yellow and blue noise.
However they were known to contain batteries that would overheat, leading to fires, so they were banned. - Gregory

Hopefully, solid-state batteries would be available soon, since it would (probably) be safer than lithium-ion batteries. - BorisRule

Swagways

They were popular in 2015, but they contained lithium-powered batteries that overheated, causing explosions leading to fires.

Even though the fires were small, they’re still fires, and children and adults got burned.

Thankfully they’re banned for good. - Gregory

Yo-Yo Water Balls

Toys such as yo-yo water balls didn’t entirely contain true water, but instead toxic diesel hydrocarbons, which are highly flammable.
Yet diesel stuff is used in gasoline, which is also flammable, and these toys were targeted to kids.

Kids experienced severe reactions though this mentions fire hazards, which these were because of the hydrocarbons.

Thank goodness they’re banned. - Gregory

Fireworks

They light up and shoot fiery explosions in celebrations.
You can simply burn a house down with them and there have been incidents of people getting burned and killed by fireworks. - Gregory

The Contenders

Children’s Sleeping Bags

They wrapped children up and helped them sleep better especially when camping.
Unfortunately, the material they were made of would catch fire easily, so they were deemed flammable and dangerous, risking children of getting burned, so they were banned. - Gregory

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Children’s Globes

Children’s globes helped model Earth and it’s geology (though often very inaccurately).

Now recently they were recalled because of the fire hazards, yet given some globes were made out of cardboard and some illuminated, meaning electricity involved, also making them a fire hazard. - Gregory

Lite Brite

It helped children make art out of beads illuminated by light.
However it’s an electric toy, meaning an electric hazard, and also fire hazard. - Gregory

Electronic Devices

Devices that are electronic, are known for giving off heat and are electric, both leading to fire hazards.

Such products include iPhones, iPods, iPads, PCs, laptops, and stuff.
They’re popular, but despite that, they’re fire hazards.

Yet they can even overheat, also setting the potential for fires.

The Samsung galaxy phones frequently caught fire for overheating, and for that reason, they were banned.

Yet on June 27, 2019, Apple recalled 459,000 15" MacBook Pro laptops due to their fire hazard after 26 reports of the their batteries overheating, including 5 reports of minor burns and 1 report of smoke inhalation, as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property. - Gregory

Lamps

Lamps emit electricity and heat, both which mean fire hazard.

Yet you could put paper on a lightbulb and it would catch fire.
And putting it near something or especially in a wood room or wood cabin could set the place on fire.

Yet lava lamps are also flammable for their heat and that their blobs are made of flammable waxes.
Plus remember when Spencer told Carly he once made a lava lamp which bursted into flames and exploded?
Good reason they aren’t very popular anymore like they were in the 70s. - Gregory

Cardboard Packages

They're made of cardboard, which is highly flammable, making them a major fire hazard. - Gregory

Austin Magic Pistol

They required calcium carbide, which explodes when mixed with water, making them a fire hazard.
They were recalled for this reason. - Gregory

Belt Buckle Derringer Toy Gun

They required friction to trigger the caps, and friction triggers heat making fire, making them a fire hazard. - Gregory

Books

Books are made of paper, which is made of cellulose, meaning they're fire hazards.
Yet many little kids read them. - Gregory

Guns

Guns require gun powder and bullets, making them fire hazards.
We're using them nowadays to hurt others with our evil hearts. - Gregory

Bombs

They blow up buildings and even cities, causing total annihilation.
Yet they're fire hazards for all those reasons, as explosions generate heat and everything in their way catches fire and vaporizes. - Gregory

Dynamite

They explode and take down buildings.
Yet explosions involve heat, and enough so to cause fires. - Gregory

Grenades

They're explosives, and explosives explode, generating enough heat to cause fires. - Gregory

Portable Generators

Made by Honda, they were recalled for leaking carbon monoxide, which poses a fire hazard. - Gregory

Cigarettes

They’re required to light up to smoke, and emit heat and smoke, leading to fires.
Some house fires were triggered by cigarettes dropped indoors or laying around.
It's believed this was the culprit of the Notre Dame fire. - Gregory

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