If you refill a fireplace or lamp with bioethanol when there is a flame present, this may cause an explosive fire. You must therefore be absolutely certain that there is no flame before you refill these appliances with bioethanol.
In the last few years, there have been many accidents and near misses reported with bioethanol fireplaces. Most accidents occur because of mistakes when refilling. Bioethanol burns with a weak, blue flame that may be difficult to see.
See what can happen if you refill a fireplace with bioethanol when there is a flame present (link to NRK Forbrukerinspektørene – consumer watchdog programme).
Bioethanol fireplaces, tabletop fireplaces, etc. are on sale in shops and online. There are two main differences between the various products, although the same requirements apply to both types: Some are wall mounted, while others sit on the floor or a table.
You should choose a bioethanol fireplace that has been tested (check the user instructions). If the product has no user instructions, or if the user instructions are not available in Norwegian, you should not buy the product.