Dangers

ThermaLeaf® Fire Retardant Foliage

Dangers

The use of non fire retardant foliage can pose some serious fire risk. See real life stories of fires ignited in artificial foliage.

Real Life Dangers

Non Fire Retardant Silk Plant and Tree Risks

The use of non fire retardant silk plant and tree products can pose some serious fire risk. The following videos and news releases are real life fires that have been ignited or spread by a silk plant or tree. As you will see, silk plants are fire hazards and this is the very reason why state fire codes have specific requirements governing the use of artificial plants indoors.

Hotel Fires Show Need For ThermaLeaf® Fire Retardant Plant and Tree Foliage

A national hotel nearly experienced a major disaster from the use of non-fire retardant plant and tree foliage. A hotel guest was on a balcony when he put out a cigarette in an outdoor planter box, then walked inside thinking nothing of it. The artificial plants, which were not fire retardant, went up in flames, then dripped down to balconies below and ignited planters on six other floors. Hundreds of tourists were forced to evacuate. Fortunately no one was injured.

 

With Commercial Silk Int'l ThermaLeaf® (inherently fire retardant) plant and tree foliage, the fire would not have happened. Our ThermaLeaf® process ensures that fire retardant chemicals are built into our foliage during the manufacturing process, resulting in the safest fire retardant plants and trees on the market.

ThermaLeaf® Fire Retardant Plant and Tree Foliage vs. Non-Fire Retardant

This video shows a side by side comparison of fire retardant plant and tree foliage vs. non-fire retardant foliage. You can see how dangerous non-fire retardant artificial plants can be and how quickly flames can spread when our video backdrop catches on fire!

 

Additional Fires Started in Artificial Plants and Trees

Cocoanut Grove Fire Starts in Non Fire Retardant Artificial Palm Tree ...He lit a match. It touched one of the artificial palm trees that gave the Cocoanut Grove its atmosphere; a few flames shot up...The fire quickly ate away the palm tree, raced along silk draperies, was sucked upstairs through the stairway, leaped along ceiling and wall...484 dead were counted...

Inspections Reveal Of Fire Safety Hazards ...Inspectors cited artificial plants that were not fire retardant...At the Strand, they noted expired flame retardant on decorative or acoustical materials...

Two South Country Firefighters Receive Statewide Acclaim...Yet they remember the density of the smoke - so thick...you couldn't see your own hand, held in front of your face...rooms full of artificial plants and flowers, made of flammable nylon and silk, fueled a rapid, raging fire...

Fire Forces Evacuation at Westin Hotel ...They say a Christmas tree on the third floor, near the hotel's conference rooms, caught fire and filled the entire atrium and surrounding areas with smoke...

Cigarette May Be Cause of Fire At Huge Orlando Hotel...put out a cigarette in a balcony planter filled with fake plants. They caught fire, dropping burning debris onto balconies below, igniting their planters...

Fire At Woodfield Mall Caused By Burning Christmas Decorations...Hanging ornaments had some electrical issues...debris then fell to the floor, setting some floor level Christmas trees afire...

Fire Sends Three People To Hospital...a decorative artificial tree in the apartment caught fire. The fire spread to a sofa. A hanging wicker basket also was burned...

Fatal Fire is 4th in 6 Months at Store in Long Island Mall...the fire started after someone threw a cigarette into a display of plastic and silk flowers and wicker furniture....and then raced through the store as it was fueled by flammable merchandise...

Dog Dies After Saving Owner From Fire..."And he jumped onto a table that had a candle on it and tipped it over and lighted the artificial plants on fire"...

Family Escape Fire Number Two...The fire began in or near a fake plant in a plastic pot on the deck. Drew's bedroom curtain had blown out the window and attracted the flames...

Reward Offered For Information On Arson Fire...set fire to an artificial plant that was outside at the back of the residence, leaning up against the house, which caused the residence to catch on fire...

Fatal Fire is 4th in 6 months at Store in Long Island Mall...the fire had apparently started in the flower area, which was filled with flammable items like artificial plants sprayed with chemicals, wicker baskets and the like.

Fire crews called to Newport Road blaze...the fire was caused by some incense sticks which had set an artificial plant alight.

Five Rescued From Apartment Complex Fire...the fire started...when a candle in the living room ignited an artificial plant

Child Playing With Matches is Cause of Phillipsburg Fire...an artificial tree was ignited...with the matches

Fallen Candle Led to Blaze...one of the candles is believed to have fallen over, causing flames to spread to a nearby artificial plant.

Rexburg Woman Arrested for Burglary, Arson...also burned an artificial plants before the sprinklers put [the fire] out.