December 19, 2006
Health Tip: Trim Your Tree With Care
Some holiday safety suggestions
(HealthDay News) -- While decorating for the holiday season, keep in mind that a live tree, electric lights, and some ornaments can pose safety hazards.
Here are suggestions from the National Safety Council on how to enjoy a safe holiday:
- Reduce the risk of fire by checking all light strands for broken bulbs or exposed wires.
- Never plug more than three sets of lights into one extension cord, and never leave Christmas lights turned on when you're asleep or away from the home.
- Don't place lighted candles near trees or other holiday decorations.
- Keep breakable ornaments high up on the tree, out of reach of curious children and pets.