For many families, decorating a carefully selected tree with favorite ornaments or putting up colorful lights for the holiday season is a celebrated annual tradition filled with joyful memories. While we hope you will cherish this special time, Goldman and Daszkal, P.A. also wants you to be aware of potential lighting safety risks associated with these tasks.
Climbing ladders to adorn your house with holiday lights, setting candles aglow near the tree, and stringing older lights can all present potential hazards. Since we want you and your loved ones to continue enjoying these beautiful holiday traditions, we pulled together a few important safety tips so you can reduce your risk of injury while enjoying the lights of the holidays.
Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating
According to a 2013 Electric Safety Foundation International (ESFI) survey, more than 2/3 of consumers use electric lighting in their holiday decorations inside their home and nearly 50% use some type of electric decorations outside their homes. These decorations add a special touch of holiday spirit, but they also increase the risk of electrical injuries and fires if not used properly. The CPSC estimates that over 12,000 people end up in the ER each year due to holiday decorating-related injuries including falls, shocks, and burns. Learn how to protect you and your loved ones. Follow these important tips for a safer holiday:
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 Adapted from ESFI http://www.esfi.org/resource/holiday-decorating-safety-342 and CPSC http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2014/CPSC-Estimates-More-Than-15000-Holiday-Decorating-Injuries-During-November-and-December/
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