"Underwriters Laboratories is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions." They've tested products for public safety for more than a century. Well UL would find a few things wrong with the picture above!
This holiday season, they're encouraging fireplace safety in the home.
They've suggested the following tips:
1. Hang the stockings with care -
Do NOT hang stockings in front of a burning fire. Remove them before using the fireplace.
2. Manage your mantel
Keep compustible materials such as greenery away from possible flames.
3. Steer your tree clear
Be sure that your tree is 3+ feet away from the fireplace, radiator or heater.
4. Use candles with care
Be sure to keep out of reach of children and extinguish any time you leave the room.
5. Toss your wrap
Recycle wrapping paper, NEVER throw it in the fire place!
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