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Clothes Dryers


-Clothes dryers accounted for the largest share of appliance and tool fires between 1994 - 1998


-There were 14,300 clothes dryer fires in U.S. homes in 1998, resulting in 19 deaths, 312 injuries and $67.7 million in direct property damage.


-Turn the dryer off when leaving the home.


-Dryers must be vented to the outside ONLY.


-Clean the lint tray frequently.