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CPSC Heating Equipment Estimates 2009-2011
The following statistics are excerpted from the 2009-2011 Residential Fire Loss Estimates released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC). These are the latest statistics available as of August 2013. (The full report is available from the USCPSC as a .pdf on the CPSC website.)

Estimated Residential Structure Fires

Equipment

2005

2006

2007

2008

 2009

2010 

2011 

2009-2011 Average 

Total Residential

375,100

390,900

389,200

378,800

 357,000

364,300 

365,500 

362,300 

Total Heating Equipment

56,100

55,500

57,700

56,300

 50,600

48,600 

45,400 

48,200 

Local Fixed Heater

5,000

4,400

4,500

4,900

 3,900

4,000 

 3,900

3,900 

Portable Heater

1,500

1,400

1,900

1,900

 1,500

 1,600

1,400 

1,500 

Fireplace, Chimney, Chimney Connector

24,500

26,400

27,000

27,200

 26,00

24,00 

22,500

24,300 

Central Heating

1,200

1,000

1,100

1,200

 900

1,000 

900 

900 

Water Heater

2,600

2,500

2,700

2,300

 1,700

1,800 

1,900 

1,800 

Air Conditioning

1,100

1,200

1,300

1,000

 900

1,100 

1,100 

1,000 

Other

20,300

18,700

19,100

17,800

 16,200

15,600 

14,500 

15,400 

Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission/EPHA, from data obtained from the US Fire Administration and NFPA. Note: Fire estimates are rounded to the nearest 100. Selected categories presented; subtotals do not necessarily add to heading totals. Estimates exclude losses from fires ientifiable as intentionally set.

Estimated Residential Structure Fire Deaths

Equipment

2004

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010 

2011

2010-2011 Average 

Total Residential1

2850

2280

2490

2,390

 2,210

2,330

2,240 

2,260 

Total Heating Equipment

290

200

230

220

 210

200

 160

190 

Local Fixed Heater

90

80

100

60

 50

 40

 60

 50

Portable Heater

130

50

70

100

 90

 10

 40

 80

Fireplace, Chimney, Chimney Connector

20

*

20

10

 10

 10

 10

 10

Central Heating

10

20

*

*

 30

 10

 30

 20

Water Heater

10

20

10

10

 *

 30

 *

 10

Air Conditioning

*

*

*

*

 *

 10

 *

 *

Other

30

30

20

30

 20

 *

 10

 10

Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission/EPHA, from data obtained from the US Fire Administration and NFPA. Note: Death estimates are rounded to the nearest 10. Estimates less than 10 are denoted by an asterisk(*). Selected categories presented; subtotals do not necessarily add to heating totals. Estimate exclude losses from fires idetifiable as intentionally set.

 

Estimated Residential Structure Fire Property Loss (In Millions)

Equipment

2005

2006

2007

2008

 2009

2010 

2011 

2009-2011 Average 

Total Residential1

$6,215.6

$6303.3

$6771.5

$7,692.0

 $6958.7

 $6627.6

 $6457.1

 $6681.1

Total Heating Equipment

$558.3

$586.5

        $548.9

$649.0

 $505.5

 $579.7

 $466.50

 $517.3

Local Fixed Heater

$131

$147.6

$125.9

$148.3

 $149.2

 $109.3

$106.8

 $121.8

Portable Heater

$75.9

$67.6

$87.6

$87.4

 $62.7

 $85.6

 $44.7

 $64.3

Fireplace, Chimney, Chimney Connector1

$115.2

$126.6

$110.3

$147.6

 $29.1

 $28.3

 $35.0

 $30.8

Central Heating

$29.9

$26.5

$24.9

$37.9

 $106.3

 $153.6

 $87.9

 $115.9

Water Heater

$65.4

$77.8

$51.3

$62.3

 $43.2

 $37.8

 $53.1

 $44.7

Air Conditioning

$28.8

$27.0

$30.9

$24.4

 $14.9

 $30.2

 $27.7

 $24.3

Other1

$112

$113.3

$118.0

$141.3

 $109.1

 $158.6

 $126.9 

 $131.5
















Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission/EPHA, from data obtained from the US Fire Administration and NFPA. Note: Property loss estimates are rounded to the nearest tenth of a million dollars. Selected categories presented; subtotals do not necessarily add to heading totals. Estimate exclude losses from fires idetifiable as intentionally set.

1= There are confinded fire property loss estimates included in Total Residential, Total Heating and Cooling Equipment, Fireplace, Chimney, Chimney Connector, Other, and Total Cooking Equipment categories.



CPSC Estimated Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Deaths by Associated Fuel-Burning Consumer Product 1999-2009
The following information is excerpted from the Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Deaths Associated with the Use of Consumer Products 2009 Annual Estimates, released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C., December 2012. (The full report is available as a .pdf  from the USCPSC or on its website.)

"Of the estimated 146 CO poisoning deaths associated with a consumer product that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009, Heating Systems were associated with 40 deaths (27% of the total consumer product estimate). Of the 40 deaths associated with heating systems, the majority (85% or 34 fatalities)involved gas heating systems. Among gas heating systems, natural gas heating was associated with an estimated 13 deaths (33%  of heating system-related deaths). Liquid Petroleum gas (LP gas) heating was associated with an estimated 19 deaths (48% of heating system-related deaths) ; and unspecified gas heating was associated with an estimated two deaths (5% of heating system-related deaths). Oil-fueled heating was associated with an estimated three deaths (8% of heating system-related deaths). There were an estimated two deaths (5% of heating system-related deaths) associated with a wood-burning heater. There were no reported kerosene-, coal-, or diesel-fueled heating system fatalities in the 2009 data. Additionally, in 2009 , there was an estimated one CO death (3% of heating system-related deaths) associated with heating systems of unknown fuel sources.”

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