Using Rockwood Charcoal Safely


Read the warning label on your Rockwood bag thoroughly before starting to grill.

Information regarding carbon monoxide and charcoal is located on the Consumer Products Safety Commission website, and also in this downloadable brochure.

Do not use your grill near flammable items, like leaves or shrubs. Refer to your individual grill, smoker, or kamado owner’s manual for additional safety instructions.

Charcoal may spark when lighting. Leather gloves and
safety glasses are recommended.

Do not attempt to light the charcoal with gasoline. Never pour flammable liquids onto your fire.

Never leave the grill unattended while it is lit.  Make sure it’s on a level, non-flammable surface.

Never use a charcoal inside a closed space (home, tent, vehicle.)

Always use long tongs when handling lit charcoal. Never try to move or maneuver burning charcoal by hand.

Do not dump a large amount of water on the charcoal to extinguish burning. It can cause your grill or smoker to crack, and the steam can create a burn hazard. Instead, use sand, or gently pour small amounts of water on the coals. Read more about safely extinguishing burning coals.

Ensure that your charcoal and ashes are fully extinguished before removing them from the grill. This can take up to 48 hours.

Download and read the Rockwood Safety Data Sheet (SDS).  Businesses that use, store, or ship Rockwood Charcoal, may need to keep this SDS on file to comply with OSHA guidelines.

For 24/7 emergencies contact INFOTRAC at 1-800-535-5053.

Be safe, and have fun!