Family safety is so important, and with the upcoming festivities, we need to be even more aware of our surroundings as many of us will be having guests in our homes for the holidays!
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) have teamed up with The Muppets this holiday season to promote the importance of keeping your family safe. All you have to do is "Commit a Minute"
It only takes a minute to pick up some toys off the floor to avoid tripping on them or to turn that pot handle away from the edge while it's on the stove. According to the UL, there are 9.2 unintentional accidents involving children every year, and really-all it takes is a minute to fix it!
The Muppets are lending their hand in this cute but informative Commit A Minute PSA-
Kermit, Beaker and Bunsen discovered that the main cause of holiday fires involve decorations (56%) and the first item ignited because of this are Christmas trees (21%).
That’s why Dr. Dr. Honeydew Bunsen, his assistant Beaker and Kermit the Frog created a short video at the UL Labs encouraging families to “Commit A Minute” to safety. You can find the video here.
Here are some additional statistics and top safety tips you should know to ensure a safe and happy holiday season:
· Consider LEDS - A candle can reach 1,000 degrees so always stay “three feet from the heat”
· Never leave candles unattended- Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of unexpected candle/oven flames
· *Water Your Tree - Trees that have dried out over several weeks burn faster than fresher, well-watered. *Here’s a video of a side-by-side tree burn.
· Ensure lights bare the UL Mark - Lights intended for indoor-only use bear green holographic UL Marks, whereas lights intended for indoor and outdoor use bear red holographic UL Marks
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