Home for the Holidays

Some safety tips

(HealthDayNews) -- Keep safety in mind when preparing your home for the holiday season.

Emergency Medical Services in Toronto offers these safety guidelines:

  • Secure electrical cords for Christmas trees. People can trip over them or young children may tug on them.
  • Don't piggyback multiple extension cords. This is a common cause of electrical fires.
  • Avoid using tinsel if you have young children in your home. It's a choking hazard for infants and toddlers.
  • Keep your kids away from Poinsettias. They're not poisonous, but they can make kids ill.
  • Check that your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are in working order.
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