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    Default Email Hoax - House fires--please read!!!!!!

    I recently received an email with the following subject "House fires--please read!!!!!!", It also comes with the subject line "Safety warning". Please do not forward this email as it is a hoax.

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/glade-plug-in-fire.html

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    Subject: Safety warning

    i was sent this from a forward this isnt anybody i know however,, its good to know stuff like this

    Friends,
    My brother and his wife learned a hard lesson this last week. Their house burned down...nothing left but ashes. They have good insurance, so the home will be replaced and most of the contents. That is the good news. However, they were sick when they found out the cause of the fire.

    The insurance investigator sifted through the ashes for several hours. He had the cause of the fire traced to the master bathroom. He asked my sister-in-law what she had plugged in in the bathroom. She listed the normal things. ...curling iron,blow dryer. He kept saying to her, "No, this would be something that would disintegrate at high temperatures." Then, my sister-in-law remembered she had a Glade Plug-in in the bathroom. The investigator had one of those "Aha" moments. He said that was the cause of the fire. He said he has seen more home fires started with the plug in type room fresheners than anything else. He said the plastic they are made from is a THIN plastic. He said in every case there was nothing left to prove that it even existed. When the investigator looked in the wall plug, the two prongs left from the plug-in were still in there.

    My sister-in-law had one of the plug-ins that had a small night light built in it. She said she had noticed that the light would dim....and then finally go out. She would walk in a few hours later, and the light would be back on again. The Investigator said that the unit was getting too hot, and would dim and go out rather than just blow the light bulb. Once it cooled down, it would come back on. That is a warning sign.

    The investigator said he personally wouldn't have any type of plug in fragrance device anywhere in his house. He has seen too many burned down homes.

    Thought I would warn you all. I had several of them plugged in my house. I immediately took them all down.

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    You reckon some discruntled Glade employee has it out for this company, or what?

    "Damnit, they want to replace me with a machine that puts two pieces of plastic together with a bag of sweet smelling chemicals in the center. I'll show them. Heh heh heh."
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    You know I am surprised that the Trotter hasnt taken a more "proactive apporach" to stopping fires to ............such as to NOT have them. Glad he got the word out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weruj1 View Post
    You know I am surprised that the Trotter hasnt taken a more "proactive apporach" to stopping fires to ............such as to NOT have them. Glad he got the word out.
    Actually, this is more about not believing emails you get and how they can spread a lot of false rumors. The internet is a wonderful thing, but the integrity of that data out there is highly questionable.

    P.S. If a prince from some third worl country contacts you to move millions of dollars and in return will give 1 or 2 for yourself, don't do it. Before yo know it, your bank account will be empty.

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    beerboy is really on the ball. When did we first discuss this issue, about two or three years ago?

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