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I got this email
I don't use them in my house but I have before so I thought I would pass it along.
DON'T BUY THE PLUG IN FRESHNERS.......

This was passed on to me:



HOUSE FIRES PLEASE READ
>
>Received from a friend who is in the property insurance business.
>It is well worth reading.
>
>This is one of those e-mails that if you didn't send it, rest assured
>someone on your list will suffer for not reading it.
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>The original message was written by a lady whose brother and his wife
>learned a hard lesson this past week.
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>Their house burned down.. Nothing left but ashes. They have good
>insurance so the house 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 her sister-in-law what she had plugged 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 her sister-in-law remembered she had a Glade Plug-In, in the
>bathroom.
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>The investigator said that was the cause of the fire. He said he has
>seen more house fires started with the plug-in type room fresheners
Than
>anything else.
>He said the plastic they are made from is THIN plastic. He also said
>that in every case there was nothing left to prove that it even
Existed.
>When the investigator looked in the wall plug, sure enough the two
>prongs left from the plug-in were still in there. Her 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 to the bathroom 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.
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>The investigator said he personally wouldn't have any type of plug-in
>fragrance device anywhere in his house. He has seen too many places
That
>have been burned down due to them.
 

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My mother-in-law had the same problem. She was getting a burning smell in her dining room. Turned out that there was smoke coming from the outlet where the plug in air freshener was and when she went to take it out the whole outlet cover was black. She had to call the fire dept. to make sure there wasnt a fire starting in the wall. It was crazy. Ever since then i would never buy the plug in fresheners.
 

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Snopes sez false.


I don't use the Plug in air fresheners. I have enough appliances consuming electricity.
 
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