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Purple AK
29-05-09, 08:42 PM
Not Cobra related at all. But I recieved this as an email this morning and thought it worthy of passing on after comments on another thread about dodgy relays. It could save your House/Life!


I've never heard this info before...
House fires - please read !!!!!

Received from someone who is in the insurance property business. It is well worth reading.

This is one of those e-mails that if you don't send it, rest assured someone on your list will suffer for not reading it. The original message was written by a lady whose brother and wife learned a hard lesson this past week.

Their house burnt 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…….

The investigator had one of those 'Aha' moments. He 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. 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, 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

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.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON, NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOUSE,BUT IT COULD SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE

There you go. I've done my bit ;) Better to be Smelly and Safe :D

Sidecarbod
29-05-09, 08:53 PM
Jeeze, they don't mention that in the adverts for them! :(

Purple AK
29-05-09, 08:57 PM
Jeeze, they don't mention that in the adverts for them! :(
I suspect it might be detrimental to sales if they did ;)

Geezer
29-05-09, 09:01 PM
I wonder if that is why people keep buying them for me...

Pete

MarkCL
30-05-09, 01:06 PM
Sorry girls & boys but your chains are all being yanked. This is a hoax and an old one at that - circa 2004. Have a wee look here: Glade PlugInsŪ Fire Hazard Hoax (http://www.hoax-slayer.com/glade-plug-in-fire.html)

Being in the IT industry I get to see loads of these kinds of emails - I always check to see if it's a hoax before passing anything on as 90% are unfortunately. All it is are people who want to use a "soft" virus effect to bung up email servers and general internet traffic with bogus and worthless data - it uses the simplest form of infection, human gullability...or to be more precise our good natured intentions of helping others :(

Cheers,
Mark

Purple AK
30-05-09, 08:33 PM
I'll not bother anymore then :( :oops:

MarkCL
30-05-09, 11:19 PM
Hey Chris - not your fault. Like I said, just shows you care is all. Just in future it's always worth checking these things out when they land in your inbox so you know which ones are actually worth your time and effort mate ;)

Cheers,
Mark

Purple AK
30-05-09, 11:27 PM
Hey Chris - not your fault. Like I said, just shows you care is all. Just in future it's always worth checking these things out when they land in your inbox so you know which ones are actually worth your time and effort mate ;)

Cheers,
Mark
No worries Mark ;) It came from a Mate so I didn't have the time or knowledge to check it out. See Ya tomorrow?

MarkCL
30-05-09, 11:35 PM
See Ya tomorrow?

Hope so yes :) Be there for the first part at least though will have to head off when you guys make for the pub. Am bringing me camera and a bib to deal with the drooling ;) Fingers crossed for another day like today weather wise 8)

Cheers,
Mark

Purple AK
30-05-09, 11:39 PM
Hope so yes :) Be there for the first part at least though will have to head off when you guys make for the pub. Am bringing me camera and a bib to deal with the drooling ;) Fingers crossed for another day like today weather wise 8)

Cheers,
Mark
I won't be doing the pub either. I have an appointment with a Carvery later in the day when the missus will be driving :D

tonym
31-05-09, 05:07 AM
I have an appointment with a speed camera later in the day when the missus will be driving :D

Fixed it for you Chris :D:D