Reminder to celebrate the Holidays safely
ROCKVILLE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding Americans to celebrate the Holidays safely this season.
They say there are "about 200 decorating-related injuries" each day during the holiday season.
The emphasize the point, the CPSC developed a video to shoe what happens when a dried-out Christmas tree and candles meet.
CPSC estimates that from 2013 to 2015, there was an annual average of about 100 Christmas tree fires, resulting in 10 deaths, 10 injuries, and $12 million in property loss per year.
According to CPSC data, there were 18,400 injuries associated with holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide from November 2016 through January 2017. The most frequent of these holiday decorating incidents involved falls (38 %), lacerations (14%), and strains or sprains (18%). There were two deaths involving falls from a ladder.