It being National Fire Prevention Week, we'd like to reemphasize the threat fire or burns can pose to your children and to offer some advice on protecting them.
Many safety groups have great tips for avoiding fire and burn injuries. Here are just a few..
- Never leave the stove or oven unattended in a child's presence.
- Keep space heaters at least 3 ft away from all curtains, papers or clothing.
- Make sure there are smoke detectors in all bedrooms and throughout the home (test them monthly).
These dangerous products could still be in your home, even if they'd been formally recalled years ago. To be safe, take an inventory of all children's products in your home and visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website to check their recall status or call their hotline at (800) 638-2772.