I hear on the radio the other day that there are warnings out to everyone to watch their Bar-B-que brushes and make sure you wipe down your grill if you us a wire brush to clean it. There has been three people taken to hospitals to have the small metal bristles taken out of their throats. They said the bristles break off and stick to the grill and then when you grill your meat they transfer to the meat and you eat them. If they get caught in the throat you wind up in the hospital to have them taken out. So just to be safe they say you should aways wipe your grill down with a cloth or one of those BarBque pads so you get rid of the bristles.