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    Keep Your Family Safe During the Holidays!

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    The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when families gather together and homes are brightened with the glitter of decorations. In the excitement of the season, however, safety is often overlooked. As a result, people unknowingly put themselves at greater risk to fire and electrocution. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is proud to sponsor a holiday safety campaign which offers a few simple steps that families can easily take to protect their homes and children.

    Here are some startling statistics:

    -Nearly 130,000 fires will be reported in December alone claiming over 400 lives and causing more than 1,600 injuries.
    -The number of children injured and killed by fires more than doubles during the holiday months.
    -The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates 3,300 residential fires originate from extension cords each year.
    -Meanwhile, more than a third of Americans do not recognize that electrical products are one of the leading causes of home fires.