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Holiday Safety

Follow these guidelines to have a safe holiday season.

  • Carefully inspect all electrical decorations before use. Cracked or frayed sockets, damaged or worn wiring and loose connections may lead to a property fire hazard, serious bodily injury or even death.
  • DO NOT staple or nail through light strings or electrical / extension cords. You could damage the wire or insulation, which could lead to an electrical shock or fire.
  • Carefully inspect all extension cords. If using extension cords outdoors, use only extension cords marked "For Outdoor Use." DO NOT overload extension cords or allow them to run through water or snow on the ground.
  • Before using any electrical decorations outdoors, make sure the product is approved by a nationally recognized certification organization and marked "For Outdoor Use."
  • You should alway turn off all electrical light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Follow the use and care instructions that accompany your electrical decorations.
  • If you have an artificial tree that utilizes fiber optics for lighting, be sure the power supply is not covered or obstructed in any way. These power supplies have a built-in fan for cooling and the air flow should not be obstructed in any way.
  • Whether artificial or freshly cut, a tree should be kept a safe distance away from all sources of heat.

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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