Top 10 Holiday Safety Tips

This colorful graphic tip sheet provides easy reminders for keeping safety on the top of your to-do list this holiday season. 1. Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.  Cracked or damaged sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections may cause a serious shock or start a fire. 2. Do not overload electrical outlets.  […]

Decorating Safely with Kids

Children are extremely curious, and their curiosity only intensifies during the holidays when homes sparkle with beautiful decorations.  Make their safety a priority when decorating your home this holiday season to ensure that this celebratory time of year does not end in tragedy.   Follow these quick tips from ESFI: Read manufacturer’s instructions and warning […]

Preparing for Young Holiday Visitors

Keep young holiday visitors safe by taking steps to prepare your home before they arrive: If your home is not already “childproofed,” install Tamper Resistant Receptacles or use safety covers on all unused electrical outlets, including those on extension cords. Store breakables, candles, matches, and other potentially dangerous items, such as household and personal care […]

Electrical Gifts for Children

One common holiday tradition is the giving of gifts to family and friends.  When selecting electrical gifts for children, it is important to keep a few safety-focused tips in mind: Electrical toys and other electrical devices intended for use by children can be extremely hazardous if improperly used or used without proper supervision. An adult […]

ESFI Holiday Short Video

Decorating the home for the holidays is one of the season’s most cherished traditions.  However, overdoing decorations and overloading electrical outlets can have disastrous consequences.  This short video helps consumers to remember to keep safe practices in mind while decorating this holiday season.

Gifts for Children

Keep these simple safety tips in mind when selecting holiday gifts for children of all ages: Read all manufacturer’s labels for toys or items that will be used by or around children. Check to make sure the child meets the age requirements specified on the label, and determine whether adult supervision is required; plan accordingly.  […]

Holiday Electrical Safety Reminders PSA

During the holiday season, many people put themselves at increased risk of electrical fires and accidents. An increase in indoor activities combined shopping, entertaining and cooking for family and friends causes many to forget basic safety. ESFI offers tips to encourage in-home safety during the holidays.  

Prevent Holiday Electrical Fires PSA

The holiday season is a prime time for entertaining, but decorative lights and home cooked meals that add to the ambiance also increase the likelihood of home fires and electrical accidents. Prevent electrical fires and protect your family this holiday with these helpful tips from ESFI.  

Protect Children from Holiday Electrical Hazards PSA

The number of children injured and killed by fires more than doubles during the winter holiday months. This holiday season, ESFI recommends the following tips for keeping young children safe from additional shock and fire hazards the winter months bring.   

Safeguard Your Electronics with Surge Protectors PSA

Expensive electronics such as home theater systems or computers are purchased more often during the holiday season than any other time of the year. ESFI offers the following suggestions to help guard these and other high-end appliances against damage from electrical surges this holiday season.  

Select Extension Cords to Meet Your Needs PSA

During the holidays, extension cords are widely used to carry electricity to indoor and outdoor lighting and decorations. But improper use of extension cords can pose serious shock and fire hazards. ESFI recommends the following tips to ensure their safe use this holiday season.

Avoid Holiday Decorating Hazards PSA

Thousands of people visit the emergency room each year during the holidays due to injuries related to electrical decoration mishaps. When decorating for the season, ESFI recommends following these important safety tips.