Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties as scheduled, and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.
Traveling for the Holidays?
Many people choose to travel during the holidays by automobile, which has the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation. Alcohol-impaired fatalities represent about one-third of the totals.
Watch Out for Those Fire Starters: Turkey Fryers
While many subscribe to the theory that any fried food is good - even if it's not necessarily good for you - there is a reason to be on alert if you're thinking of celebrating the holidays by frying a turkey.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there have been 168 turkey-fryer related fires, burns, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning since 2002.
NSC discourages the use of turkey fryers at home and urges those who prefer fried turkey to seek out professional establishments or consider a new oil-less turkey fryer.
Don't Give the Gift of Food Poisoning
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