Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions12/16/13
(HealthDay News) -- A dried-out tree or dangerous decorations
pose significant fire and injury hazards to you and your
To help ensure a safe holiday, follow these guidelines from the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
- Decorate your tree only with materials labeled flame-resistant
- If using "angel hair" made from spun glass, protect skin with
- Avoid any decorations that contain lead; instead choose tinsel,
plastic materials or artificial icicles.
- Don't use decorations that are breakable or have sharp edges,
especially if young children will help mark your holidays.
- Keep decorations with small parts out of reach of young
children, to reduce their risk of choking.
- Don't use decorations that look like food or candy. Young
children may be tempted to eat them.
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