Holiday decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries:
• Check holiday lights for frayed wires, broken sockets or excessive wear.
• Choose an artificial tree, that is tested and labeled as fire resistant.
• Unplug all holiday lights at night or before leaving home.
• Don’t overload extension cords or outlets with too many plugs.