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Fourth of July Safety Tips

  Fourth of July is right around the corner, and time to sport your red, white, and blue.  It is also time to refresh your memory on different safety tips.  Between the fireworks, grilling, and the beach, Fourth of July is one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year, but it is also one of the most dangerous.  Here are some safety tips on fireworks, grilling, and beach/water activities: Fireworks Safety Stay at least 500 feet away from firework shows If you are setting off fireworks at home: Never give fireworks to small children Keep a supply of water nearby Light each firework separately Store fireworks away from children and pets Grilling Safety  Never grill indoors Use long-handled tools Avoid loose clothing, which can catch fire Beach/Water Activity Safety Have young kids and inexperienced swimmers wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket when on or near the water Do not dive headfirst ...

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Choose Safe Toys This Holiday Season

  There are millions of toys in the market for children. Each year, we see new trends right in time for the holiday season. But you must remember, but because they are popular, doesn’t make them safe. Each year, hundreds of kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when shopping for toys this year: Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. Stuffed toys should be washable. Painted toys should be covered with lead-free paint to avoid consumption if your child chews on it or it begins to chip. Be sure to purchase art materials which are non-toxic. Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means they've been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Avoid older toys & hand me downs from friends and family. Apart from germs, these toys may not meet the current safety standards and may be ...

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Holiday Home Safety

    This holiday season brings all sorts of activities. From lighting candles to hanging string lights. Here are some ways to keep your home and family safe from hazards such as fire and injury.   Lights: Inspect holiday string lights each year before hanging them up to ensure there are no frayed cords or cracked bulbs. When replacing bulbs, always unplug the lights first and make sure the voltage and wattage match the original bulb. When going to bed or leaving the house, be sure to turn off the lights.   Ornaments: Avoid glass ornaments, especially if you have curious children and pets. Using plastic ornaments makes tree decorating safe for the entire family. For pets, avoid hanging ornaments at the very bottom of the tree. To avoid injury altogether, gate off the area where the tree will stand so children and pets cannot get too close without supervision.   Candles: Always remember to blow out candles before going to bed and never leave them near curtains or flammable ite ...

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Christmas Tree Safety

  As the holidays approach, it is important to make safety your number one priority. When it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, keep these 5 safety tips in mind:  Watch out for the little ones: Until you can be sure your Christmas tree is standing on its own without tipping over, you should not allow small children to be in the same room. With all the excitement going on surrounding the tree, they may not be aware it may still be unstable. When the tree is sturdy and positioned, you can welcome them into the room to decorate.  Avoid glass ornaments around children: Ornaments are extremely fragile, especially glass ones. Much younger children do not have full coordination, therefore, it is suggested you use plastic or soft ornaments. If there are glass ornaments, they should be hung higher on the tree by adults only. Should they fall and break, a child could be startled and injured in the process.  Fire-Proof: Consider purchasing a flame-retardant Christmas ...

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Safe Toys to Consider When Holiday Shopping This Year

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means the shopping has begun for presents for the little ones. Finding the perfect toy for your kids should involve a lot more than just going for the hottest trend. Here are a few tips to be aware of when shopping for toys this year.  1. Flame resistant: Toys with fabric material should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. 2. Washable: In order to prevent your children from becoming sick, their toys should be washable, including stuffed toys and should be cleaned on a regular basis.  3. Non-toxic: Art materials such as paint, crayons, markers, etc. should be labeled as non-toxic. It only takes a few seconds for something to reach your child's mouth, no matter how carefully they are being watched.  4. Age appropriate: Consider your child's age before purchasing a new toy. For toddlers, avoid toys/games with small pieces which could easily be swallowed. Be sure to read the label to be aware of its contents. Most toys and games for children contain ...

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Christmas Tree Safety

As the holidays approach, it is important to make safety your number one priority. When it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, keep these 5 safety tips in mind: 

  • Watch out for the little ones: Until you can be sure your Christmas tree is standing on its own without tipping over, you should not allow small children to be in the same room. With all the excitement going on surrounding the tree, they may not be aware it may still be unstable. When the tree is sturdy and positioned, you can welcome them into the room to decorate. 
  • Avoid glass ornaments around children: Ornaments are extremely fragile, especially glass ones. Much younger children do not have full coordination, therefore, it is suggested you use plastic or soft ornaments. 

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Hoverboard Fires Causing Major Concerns this Holiday Season

Hoverboards, the battery-powered skateboard atop many holiday lists this season have officials warning of their serious dangers.

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Holiday Decoration Safety

Decorate safely this holiday season.

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Christmas Tree Safety

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires result in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. Learn how to prevent a fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home. Make sure all exits are accessible and not blocked by decorations or trees. Help ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season. Christmas Trees What’s a traditional Christmas morning scene without a beautifully decorated tree? If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, ...

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Christmas Tree Safety

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires result in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage. Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy. Learn how to prevent a fire and what to do in case a fire starts in your home. Make sure all exits are accessible and not blocked by decorations or trees. Help ensure that you have a fire safe holiday season. Christmas Trees What’s a traditional Christmas morning scene without a beautifully decorated tree? If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, take ...

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