Holiday Fire Safety - Overloaded electrical outlet

Holiday Lights: Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots or broken sockets before putting them up. Remember to turn off holiday lights before leaving the home or going to bed.


Counterfeit Electronics: Christmas lights are the perfect product for counterfeiting – high volume and low manufacturing cost. Look for CSA or UL certification marks that indicate the product was tested and met the product safety standards.


Electrical Outlets: Don’t overload your electrical outlets with too many lights or decorations.


Electrical Cords: To reduce the chance of overheating, electric cords should never be bundled together or run under rugs or carpet.


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Taken on June 3, 2005