It's important to remember to be safe this Holiday Season...read over some of this trivia...and be careful!
In an average year, how deaths are blamed on decorating for Christmas?
Number of Deaths: 16, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
What causes most of the deaths?
Most Deaths: Christmas tree fires cause about 10 deaths a year.
How many people are sent to the emergency room each year from Christmas decorating accidents?
E.R. Visits: About 12,500 people get sent to the E.R. from holiday decorating gone wrong.
About two people a year are electrocuted by which of the following?
Two Deaths From: Watering the tree while the lights are plugged in has electrocuted 26 people over the last 13 years, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents.
After Christmas trees, what causes the most Christmas-related fires?
Most Fires: Putting decorations too close to a heat source causes 48% of all non- tree-related holiday decorating fires.