Flame testing dangers - beware!

ScottA ScottA
In light of all the discussion about flame testing to check for silicone I decided to do a test run using a known TPR component (the sleeve from the broken Turbo Suck link ).

Before trying anything I put the toy in a flameproof, well ventilated area, and I'm very glad I did.

It took little time for the TPR sleeve to catch fire, and once it had gotten going it was all but impossible to put out. Blowing on it fanned the flames higher, and as it burned the TPR melted, so attempting other methods of putting it out could spread hot, possibly burning material that could cause severe injury. To compare I put some paper next to the sleeve, and the sleeve caught fire faster, the flames spread much faster, and it was much harder to put out than the paper.

In conclusion I CANNOT RECOMMEND FLAME TESTING TOYS. Unless you have a good CO2 or dry chemical extinguisher nearby and do the test in a flameproof, well ventilated area you could be asking for serious trouble.
11/05/2010
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Damn, that's scary! Good heads up.
11/05/2010
Alicia Alicia
Wow thanks for the heads up! I had always heard they just kind of melt!
11/05/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Oh my... That definitely deserves a disclaimer or two. "Try at your own risk", "Only to be performed by professionals of the EF community", "Only perform outside in well well ventilated, protected areas", "Wear protective clothing", etc.

Oh and if you have anything in your house that contains or can start fire, you should have an extinguisher. Just my opinion. I'm the daughter of a safety specialist. No, seriously, I am. Get fire extinguishers, people. As Alton Brown says (from "Good Eats"), it's the only uni-tasker that should be in your kitchen.

...Yes, I'm a "Good Eats" fan lol.
11/05/2010
ScottA ScottA
Got an extinguisher (really houses should have 3: one kitchen, one where the laundry is, one in the garage, along with one in each car) - but I still try to not put myself in situations where I'd need to use it.
11/05/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Got an extinguisher (really houses should have 3: one kitchen, one where the laundry is, one in the garage, along with one in each car) - but I still try to not put myself in situations where I'd need to use it.
Good to hear. But I'm so with you on not wanting a big to have to use it on! (Though one caused by a sex toy would at least be some story to tell lol.)
11/05/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Perhaps an unlit fireplace would be the best place for this activity. That's where I burn the evidence of a toy's arrival.
11/06/2010
Kayla Kayla
Frightening. If you were going to do it, I'd recommend doing it in a sink. If it catches, just drop it the water/sink and put water on it. But that's still ridiculous. Me and fire never got along.

Thanks for passing it on. That makes me and fire less of friends now.
11/06/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
SCARY! I do hope you made it out of there unscathed; this has definitely indicated to me that I should NOT play with fire
11/06/2010
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Got an extinguisher (really houses should have 3: one kitchen, one where the laundry is, one in the garage, along with one in each car) - but I still try to not put myself in situations where I'd need to use it.
Make that 4 extinguishers - One near your toys!
11/06/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Make that 4 extinguishers - One near your toys!
Ya, with flaming materials and lubes, that IS a good idea!
11/06/2010
ScottA ScottA
The only time I was really worried was when I tried to smother it and it did the "spray of hot burning liquid plastic" thing. Glad I didn't hit it too hard (the spray only went about 2", but ...)
11/06/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
In light of all the discussion about flame testing to check for silicone I decided to do a test run using a known TPR component (the sleeve from the broken Turbo Suck link ).

Before trying anything I put the toy in a flameproof, well ... More
WOW ok then flame testing in the backyard near the fire pit....we have a dry foam extinguisher out there. Thanks for the heads up!
11/07/2010
Midway through Midway through
That's scary, no lie.
11/07/2010
KnK KnK
I had considered flame testing this toy I'm reviewing, but now I'm afraid to. Thanks for the heads up! I'm really glad I read this before doing anything stupid. Yikes!
05/05/2011
indiglo indiglo
Scary! And good to know. I've been way too scared to flame test any of my toys... now I know why.
05/05/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
In light of all the discussion about flame testing to check for silicone I decided to do a test run using a known TPR component (the sleeve from the broken Turbo Suck link ).

Before trying anything I put the toy in a flameproof, well ... More
On the one hand this is scary. On the other, do I plan to be poking my toys (with them in me, or me in them) into open flames??? NO...not even on "Americas Got Talent". I guess if you are caught, having wild toy sex, in the midst of a structure fire.....????
06/15/2011
Mr. & Mrs. Peg Mr. & Mrs. Peg
Laughing....very very hard.....glad you are okay!
06/18/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
wow! good thing you're ok. yeah, i didn't plan on trying that soon, just because of that
06/20/2011
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