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Top 12 Christmas Safety Tips

Christmas is here! The hustle and
bustle of people coming in and out of your home creates opportunities for
Christmas accidents. Avoid a Christmas accident by following some basic
Christmas safety tips. According to the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC)
, 15,000 people were admitted to the Emergency Room
for holiday decorating injuries alone in November and December, 2012. Injuries
have been growing in the last few years; many of the accidents involve falling
from ladders while hanging lights, cuts from stepping on broken ornaments or
burns from cooking or candle fires. Alcohol causing impairment is also
responsible for its share of Christmas accidents.

Top 12 Christmas
Safety Tips

Follow these 12
Christmas safety tips
to keep yourself and family safe this Christmas:

1. Buy age appropriate toys from reputable
manufacturers.

2. Pick up and vacuum regularly, looking out for
small items that could pose a choking hazard to young children. Common
Christmas hazards are Christmas tree ornament hooks or small parts that have
fallen off toys.

3. Watch out for potential fire hazards; keep Christmas
decorations and cards away from heat sources.

4. Don’t leave burning candles unattended and never
put real candles on your Christmas tree.

5. Replace old lights with LED lights as they meet
much higher safety standards. Disconnect the lights when leaving the house and
while sleeping. Do not let children play with light bulbs as it is a swallow
hazard.

6. Keep Christmas decorations with small, removable
parts out of reach of small children and pets.

7. Set aside plenty of time to prepare and cook
your Christmas dinner. Rushing in the kitchen can lead to accidents with knives,
pots boiling over, and hot fat.

8. Have scissors on hand to open packaging as they
are much safer than using a knife. Have screwdrivers available to assemble toys.
Using scissors instead of a screwdriver is a common cause of stabbing and
cutting oneself.

9. While installing and plugging in new
electronics, gadgets and appliances watch out for trailing cables and wires and
always read instructions.

10. With extra people and clutter in the house, a
trip and fall accident is more likely. Try to at least clear clutter as it
accumulates and wipe spills right after they occur. Stairs and walkways should
be kept well-lit.

11. Do not drink and drive. Plan for a designated
driver or to spend the night. If you are taking a road trip to see family for
Christmas, plan to drive while you are wide awake.

12. Keep your tree well-watered so that it is not a
dried-out fire hazard by Christmas day.

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Avoid a Christmas accident by following some basic
Christmas safety tips. According to the rel=”nofollow” >U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), 15,000 people were admitted to the Emergency Room
for holiday decorating injuries alone in November and December, 2012. Injuries
have been growing in the last few years; many of the accidents involve falling
from ladders while hanging lights, cuts from stepping on broken ornaments or
burns from cooking or candle fires. Alcohol causing impairment is also
responsible for its share of Christmas accidents.

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