If you have a table, you’ve probably seen at least one lamp before.
But now, a new study has revealed that table lamps are actually the most dangerous thing you can put into your home.
The study by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that table lamp fires were more likely to occur when they were not properly maintained.
Table lamps should have a shelf, a shelf-like piece of wood on top of it, and a shelf that isn’t too far away.
And if the shelf is a metal shelf, it should be at least six inches (15 centimeters) from the top of the table, the CPSC found.
This is especially important for lamps that use a metal-coated wood-core shelf, as it can cause an explosion.
The CPSC recommends that all table lamps, including those with metal-clad wood-screw-like posts, have a two-inch (6.5 centimeters) shelf, which is the distance between the top and bottom of the lamp.
“The fact that table lights are so prone to fire is one of the main reasons that many people believe table lamps can cause death,” said CPSC Chairwoman Deborah Tompkins-Kruse.
“If table lamps aren’t properly maintained, they can become dangerous.
But when they are properly maintained they are safer.”
Table lamps can burn hot, and the CPSCs study found that most of the time, the flames were ignited by the wood-side of the post, which creates heat and creates a small fire that can be extinguished.
“It’s like putting a small stove on a fire,” said Matthew Reis, the chairwoman of the CPSP.
“You need to use a very hot flame to get the wood side of the wood burning, and you need to be very careful with the temperature.”
The table lamp that caught fire, Reis added.
“What you want to do is get a flame that’s very hot, then you want it to be relatively close to the top so you don’t create a big heat hazard.”
Reis also pointed out that if you place a table on a table that’s not on a solid surface, like a table and a table base, that table could catch fire.
Table lamp safety tips table lamps that are not properly adjusted and maintained can also create a fire hazard.
Table posts should have at least two inches (6 centimeters) of space between them, and should be kept at least a foot (30 centimeters) away from the table surface.
A solid surface is best, and if a solid, hard-surface surface is not available, a plastic shelf is recommended, said Reis.
And the CPSc found that if the metal-scissors-like post is too far from the wood, then it can become unstable.
Reis noted that tables with wood-covered posts also have the potential to catch fire, but they don’t typically cause any problems.
“When a table is sitting in a corner, there’s usually a shelf on it, but if it’s sitting on the edge of a wall, you don,t want to burn the corner of the corner,” said ReIS.
“A corner table will get a lot of heat, but it’s usually better to be safe than sorry.”