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Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Safety

Electric Blanket and Heating Pad Safety

Whether you use an electric blanket to snuggle up on a cold winter night or need a heating pad to soothe an ailment, both personal heating appliances have the potential to cause fires if not used properly. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, electric...

Home Generator Safety

Home Generator Safety

If a storm causes a power outage at your home, you may turn to a generator for help. Although generators can provide a temporary source of power, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. Before using any type of generator, the manufacturer's instructions...

Preparing for Winter Storms

Preparing for Winter Storms

If you live in an area of the United States prone to cold weather and tend to get winter storms, you are most likely used to snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, and flooding. You may have also had to deal with nor'easters and blizzards on occasion. According to the...

Lithium Battery Safety

Lithium Battery Safety

Many devices we use nowadays come with lithium-ion batteries including smartphones, laptops, car fobs, cameras, watches, smoke alarms, e-cigarettes, toys, e-scooters, e-bikes, and even cars. Lithium-ion batteries are small in size but store a lot of energy. If not...

Outdoor Christmas Light Safety

Outdoor Christmas Light Safety

If you like to dazzle your neighbors during the holiday season with festive lights on your home and trees, it's essential to make sure you do so safely to avoid the risk of fire.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 860 fires are caused...

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

There’s nothing cuter than seeing your pet wearing a holiday outfit or snapping a picture of them under the Christmas tree. But with all the excitement that comes with the holidays, it’s important to remember that your pet’s safety comes first. Because of the many...