Water your Christmas tree or else, warns US safety group in an alarming alert

As the holiday season approaches and many across the US are setting up their Douglas firs, white pines or spruce trees in the house, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has sent out an alarming warning.

그만큼 CPSC took to Twitter 토요일, posting a striking image of a fiery skeleton in a living room decorated for Christmas. Text on the image says, ‘WATER YOUR CHRISTMAS TREEand ‘A dry Christmas tree burns faster than newspaper.
The image was posted with the word ‘Soon.’ 트윗에서. 메시지, while a little morbid, is getting plenty of attention and acts as a good reminder.
    CPSC is always looking for new and innovative ways to reach consumers with our messaging, especially as families begin to gather and celebrate the holidays.Nychelle Fleming, the agency’s communications specialist, 화요일 CNN에.
      This post was a part of the company’s yearly holiday safety campaign.
          Joe Galbo, social media specialist for the commission, 지적, “In a matter of seconds, a whole room can be consumed by a flaming Christmas tree. 그래서, while the skeleton was a very dramatic way to convey it, it was certainly appropriate given how dangerous a dry Christmas tree can be.
          With the Thanksgiving holiday next week this message comes at a vital time.

          에서 2015 ...에 2017 there was an annual average of 100 Christmas tree fires and 1,100 candle fires, according to the CPSC’s 2020 보도 자료, ~를 야기하는 20 사망자, 160 injuries and about $ 50 million in property damage each year.
          In a thread following the tweet, the company added humor to the warning with tweets likeThanks for helping us get this message out there, 여러분. NASA has to send things into space to get this kind of attention. You all are the best.” 과 “This is your CPSC holiday fire flaming skeleton walking out of a Christmas tree graphic, America.
          This isn’t the company’s first time using stand-out images to send out messages. They have a history of using social media platforms to remind Americans about proper safety measures.
          They continued to warn people, 그러나, with more safety tips in the Twitter thread by reminding everyone toWater your real Christmas tree if you get one,” 과 “Stand by your pan this Thanksgiving.

          How to prevent holiday hazards

          With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching next week, the latter message is timely. According to the safety group’s 2020 보도 자료, an average of 1,700 cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day alone, more than three times the average number on any other day of the year.
          The best advice for families gathering next week, Fleming urged, ~이다 “never leave food unattended on the stove or in the oven.
          "Water your real Christmas tree if you get one.&인용;

          According to the CPSC, there has been a trend of deep-frying turkeys in recent years. Fleming suggested if you do use that cooking method, “Do it outside only and away from your home. By that we mean not in the garage, not on the porch, not on the patio, get a little farther away.
          The consumer safety group has safety warnings for the holly jolly time of the year too.
          If you’re decorating with strings of holiday lights, check for broken bulbs, cracked sockets, frayed wires or loose connections.Fleming advised.
          Along with decorations, the gifts of the season can be a threat too, especially to children.
            When you think about the holidays, you think about toys and children,” Fleming observed. “Using age labeling on toys as a guide is the most important safety tip.
            An updated CPSC report with data from 2019 will be out Thursday with the latest information.

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