Holiday Safety Tips From Radio Disney and Underwriters Laboratories

Radio Disney, the number one 24 hour radio network focused on families, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the premier name in global safety science, have teamed up to promote safety during this 2012 holiday season.

JeffC's 2011 Disney TreeJeffC's 2011 Disney TreeThey took their message on the road throughout early December with a nationwide safety series. This important campaign included 82 events and themed on-air announcements with safety topics ranging from fire safety and health and fitness, to home safety, emergency preparedness and first-aid.

Each year nearly 250 homes are struck with tragedy from Christmas tree fires. Though they are rare, the damage is usually extreme causing an average of 3 deaths, 27 injuries, and $16.7 million in direct property damage annually. Radio Disney and UL want to make sure that your family does everything they can to be safe. Together, they've come up with many important tips for families to incorporate into this special time of year.

Because we care about our readers we wanted to share Radio Disney and UL's message of enjoying a safer holiday season with you.

3 Key Points for a SAFE and Happy Holiday Season!

  • Water your tree daily.
  • Blow out unattended candles.
  • Always make sure your holiday lights and decorations bear the UL Mark of Safety.

Additional tips include:

  1. Only plug in one plug per outlet
  2. When online shopping, be aware of what personal information you are providing
  3. Always log off a website before you close your browser
  4. Stay at least 3 feet away from portable heaters
  5. Keep stairways and pathways free of clutter
  6. Make sure your home has a UL listed Carbon Monoxide alarm, UL listed Fire Extinguishers and a home escape plan

So when your decking the halls with those fabulous Disney Christmas Collections be sure that you're doing so with a little safety in mind. Hey! We'd love to see those collections! Head on over to our Member Forums and show off your Disney Holiday Decor.


robertcraig wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 00:31:

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JeffC wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 04:08:

We switched to all LED lights as well.

And thanks for the tree picture!!! !

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:01:

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No, thank you Jeff! You've got the Christmas spirit all year long :-)

Robert, my Christmas wish this year is to be all caught up at work before New Years so that I can really rock out 2013!

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