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Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety

Image of man entwined in holiday tree lightsThe season for decorating, gift giving and lots of good cheer is here. By taking some simple precautions and using a bit of common sense, you can enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.




  • Food safety: From the buffet table to the office party, food moves center stage throughout the holiday season. Be sure to keep food safe by following basic food safety steps.


  • Fire safety: Holiday trees, lights, decorations and candles  account for hundreds of fires annually. Unfamiliarity with burning fires in a fireplace can also cause a potential safety threat. Have a safe and happy holiday by following a few simple fire safety tips.


  • Personal safety: By using a little extra caution and following some personal safety tips, you can avoid becoming a victim of crime this holiday season.



  • Product safety: If you think you may have purchased an unsafe item, check the latest recall and product safety news from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.