Arlington, VA–The winter holiday season is an exciting time of year filled with decorative displays and festive celebrations. This season, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), in partnership with The Home Depot, is helping consumers understand basic steps they can take to protect their families and their homes from electrical dangers during the holiday season.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 7,500 people each year are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by electrical decorations and Christmas trees.
“Unfortunately, in the excitement of the holidays, safety is often overlooked and many people put themselves at increased risk of fire and electrocution,” said ESFI president Brett Brenner.
ESFI recommends following these important safety tips as you decorate your home and yard for the holidays:
Visit www.holidaysafety.org for more holiday safety tips.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more about ESFI and electrical safety visit www.electrical-safety.org.
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