JOPLIN, MO.--- Following some grilling safety tips is essential to making sure you don't get burned this holiday weekend. Experts say propane and charcoal barbecue grills should only be used outdoors. Grills should be placed away from your home, deck railings, and not under leaves or hanging branches. Children and pets should stay away from the grill area. Grills should be kept clean by removing grease or fat buildup from racks and the trays below the grill. Also, never leave a grill unattended.
"It's a big family time, big holiday time. So just make sure as you're grilling that you're paying attention to the grill and who's around you, then lets go ahead and have fun with the family," said George Andrews, Lowes Assistant Store Manager.
Nearly half of injuries involving grills are thermal burns. Whether you have experience with grills or not, reading the instructions before using is a must.
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