Fire Safety & Recalls



                      Holiday decorating can be a fun family tradition, but safety should be taken seriously to prevent fire and injury.
* Falls from ladders, chairs & roof tops are common injuries, safety needs to be taken into consideration.
* Choosing flame resistant/retardant decorations.
* Keeping decorations away from heat sources; vents, space heaters, fire places, candles, etc. (cause of 40% of decoration fires)
* Be sure to use "Outdoor" lights outside and "Indoor" lights inside.
Replace light strings with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
Follow manufacturer's instructions on number of light strands that can be connected together.
* Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so cords do not get damaged.
* If using power strips, be sure not to overload them, check manufacturer's power load.
If using a real Christmas Tree, be sure to keep it watered, dry trees are more likely to catch fire.
* Keep lit candles away from all decorations and out of the reach of children and pets. 
Lit candles on a Christmas Tree is an old tradition, yet beautiful it is a high risk for a fire.
Be sure to have working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers throughout the home.