The holiday season is known for more than setting record sales; it’s also known for an increase in hospital visits. Holiday decorating sends 200 people a day to emergency rooms. You can avoid the stitches, slings and burns by following these steps from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Tree ornaments: Hang the breakable ones out of the reach of children, and avoid trimmings that resemble treats if you have little ones.
Candles: Always keep burning candles in sight, and away from places where they can be knocked over or set items on fire.
Check fresh-cut trees: You can prevent a tree fire by checking for freshness. Pull on the needles – they should not easily come off your hand, and the branches should not break when they bend.