Holidays are a time for family, friends and making memories. So don’t set your holidays ablaze!
- Use lights that have the mark of an accredited certification agency such as CSA, cUL or cETL. Check the Healthy Canadians Recalls and Safety Alerts Database before buying or using lights to find out about the latest recalls.
- Choose the right light for the job: light strings and other decorations are rated for indoor or outdoor use. Ensure that indoor lights and decorations are only used inside.
- Check the light strings and extension cords you use,discarding any that are frayed or have exposed wires, loose connections orbroken light sockets.
- Avoid plugging too many lights and decorations into an outlet. Overloaded circuits can overheat and start a fire.
Find out how to properly string Holiday lights and decorations so they don’t cause a fire:
Toys can also be recalled for health or safety reasons. Check the Healthy Canadians Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for more information about the latest recalls.
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