The holidays are always a great time of the year. Families and friends coming together to celebrate is what this season is all about! However, it’s important to keep safety in mind, too. It’s easy to forget general safety rules when were busy decorating or simply enjoying the company of our loved ones. However, it’s important to keep these rules in mind. To help you and your family stay safe this season, we’ll go over some tips to remember while you’re participating in all of your seasonal traditions!
We normally see decorations as inconsequential objects in our homes. After all, holiday decorations are only out for a few weeks! What’s the worst that can happen in such little time? Unfortunately, a lot can happen. Some bad habits you should avoid is keeping lights on after you go to bed or overloading outlets. These are major fire hazards and should be avoided at all costs! Other popular causes of house fires during this time come from candles and Christmas trees. Always blow out all of your candles after using, and keep your tree hydrated. A dry tree is a massive fire hazard, and one little spark can cause the whole tree to ignite. To avoid this, artificial trees are a good alternative. Just make sure they are labeled as fire-resistant.
Cooking fires are more common during this time of year. Its important to always keep an eye on what your cooking. Never leave the house when you have something cooking in the oven. However, one of the most dangerous cooking products around this time of year is turkey fryers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 154-turkey-fryer- related fires burns or other injuries have occurred since 2004. With a total of over $5.2 million in property damage and losses, it’s important to use a turkey fryer carefully. You can read turkey fryer guidelines from the U.S Fire Administration, here.
Nothing brings joy to a child like a new toy. However, many toys “designed for children,” can be dangerous. Always be sure to see what age the toy is rated for. Getting a toy that isn’t age-appropriate can seriously injure a child. For example, a child under the age of 3 should not be given a toy that has small parts. This can be a major choking hazard. It’s also helpful to look up reviews for toys you’re interested in buying. Others who bought the toy can let you know if they have experienced any safety issues with the toy.
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