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UL, Muppets promote holiday fire safety

Posted On Thu, November 3, 2011

A recent joint announcement from UL and the Muppets encouraged consumers to be safe this holiday season, as there are myriad fire hazards around the home.

There are more than 9 million injuries annually from accidents around the home, and this increases around the holidays, the report noted. Approximately 230 Americans head to the emergency room each day in November and December because of injuries related to various holiday activities.

The report noted the importance of watering the Christmas tree, as well as inspecting holiday lights, as they can catch fire or cause shocks. In addition, always blow out candles with not in the room, and keep items that can catch fire a safe distance from open flames.

"The holidays are a happy time and we want to help keep them that way," said Kermit the Frog. "Commit a Minute to Safety shows folks how easy it is to keep their home and family safe."

He added, "Never mix mistletoe and romantic pigs. Trust me on this."

Consumers may not only want to take the advice of the Muppets and UL, but also could do well to make sure that they have the proper home insurance in case of an accident. If not, look for home insurance quotes that have the right fire coverage.

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