Christmas Safety Tips

  • Keep burning candles within sight. DO extinguish all candles before you leave the room.
  • DO keep candles on a stable heat-resistant surface where kids and pets cannot reach them or knock them over.
  • Keep candles away from other decorations.
  • DO place Christmas trees away from heat sources, such as fireplaces, vents, and radiators.
  • Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections.
  • If using an extension cord, DO make sure it is rated for the intended use.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission,