Saturday, December 19, 2009

{GIVEAWAY} Family Safety Tips From UL's SafetyAtHome.Com




Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) has a newly-redesigned Safety At Home Web site, http://www.safetyathome.com/, where you can go to learn how to have a safe and bright holiday season. The site has informative tips, articles, quizzes, videos, a blog, a Bright Holiday Moments contest (with a $10,000 grand prize pack), and even links to Facebook and Twitter channels. It's a fully-integrated resource portal to help you and your family stay safe this holiday season.

With the bustle of the holiday season upon us, it can be easy to forget the importance of holiday safety and the ways each of us can help protect our loved ones from common holiday hazards. Safety At Home was designed to help keep safety top of mind while also making it fun. Take a look around the site, and also explore other useful links:
Safety At Home on YouTube (featuring celebrity mom Keri Russell):
Holiday eCards to share with family and friends
GIVEAWAY:

We have UL-sponsored holiday essentials giveaway for one lucky winner which includes:
Mini wreaths for home decorating (they also make a great kids craft project, since they're easy to decorate with ribbon, glitter, etc.)
A UL Safeguard Your Home refrigerator magnet featuring important safety tips
Holiday ornaments
UL-listed mini holiday lights (50 ct.)
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Just visit the Safety At Home and let us know something you learned!

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195 comments:

clenna said...

I learned that: For more than 115 years, Underwriters Laboratories® has been a leader in product safety.

My father insisted we buy only UL listed products - he worked in the wire industry and UL was the safest you could buy!

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Jen said...

I learned a lot of helpful stuff. I visited their 10 holiday safety tips. I liked the one about reusing or recyling wrapping paper. I am going to make sure I recycle it this year.

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I learned that they also have Environmental Safety, like How Do I Know If My House Contains Lead Paint? Cool!

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Mommy Daisy said...

I learned that there is a safer nursery paint- Non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will reduce exposure to fumes that cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.

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main entry: I learned about not overloading your watt usage which said" Avoid Overload: Check for overloaded extension cords – usage should not exceed the recommended wattage." I saw this happen to my mom when I was very small as she plugged in the last too many cords it blew fire and melted the cord right up to her hand withinseconds so fast she barely had time to throw it down. That haunting memorie stuck with me so I constantly now think about wattage safety. Great info on their site. thanks
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I learned that if it's UL listed it's proven safe

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Extension cords should not be placed under rugs or heavy furniture, tacked up or coiled while in use.

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Happi Shopr said...

I learned that there is a safer nursery paint- Non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will reduce exposure to fumes that cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.

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I learned that UL dates back to the nineteenth century. I also didn't realize they test so many (lots and lots) of products!

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I learned that The UL Mark appears on products that have been tested, verified and inspected for safety. Make sure to look for it to keep your holidays safe and bright.
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I learned extension cords should not be placed under rugs or heavy furniture, tacked up or coiled while in use.

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I learned that if you have young children in your home that bookshelves and other furniture should be firmly secured with wall brackets to prevent tipping.

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Robert Lamb said...

Did you know for more than 115 years, Underwriters Laboratories has been a leader in product safety? I didn't

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Carols said...

I learned you should unplug appliances that are not in use. Thanks!!!

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Laura said...

I learned that you should not connect more than 3 strands of miniature lights together.

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I learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises that for most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, some fish may contain higher levels that may harm a child or fetus.
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lsfish said...

I learned that you should connect more than three miniature light strings together

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Go New in the Nursery: Check that all painted cribs, bassinettes and high chairs were made after 1978 to avoid potential lead paint poisoning.
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I learned that you should connect more than three miniature light strings together
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I learned that Non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will reduce exposure to fumes.
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Sarah said...

I learned that they are an independent testing organization that has been around since 1894!

mail4rosey said...

I learned that checking smoke detector batteries every time there daylight savings time comes along, ensures you stay on top of the task (how many of us just forget to check them all together?!?!).

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LittleEagle said...

Sound the Alarm: Install smoke detectors on every floor of your home and carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas. If already installed, test them! Tip: Replace the batteries every daylight-saving time change.

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I learned that Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities that is used primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

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They have safety tips like: use non-VOC paint for babies rooms.

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I learned that: For more than 115 years, Underwriters Laboratories® has been a leader in product safety. Our independent engineers and scientists perform thousands of tests on everyday products, from electric appliances and outlets to water and plastics.

I didn't know they tested so many consumer products

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I learned that you shouldn't connect more than three miniature light strings together.

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Connie T said...

Check walls for loose paint. If re-painting, do so in a well-ventilated area and consider VOC-free paint.

intime said...

I learned that Non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will reduce exposure to fumes that cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems

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I learned that UL has beeen in existence for over 115 years now.

Noggy said...

Learned several things that should be common sense but often in the hustle of day to day living are missed. The first is really hit home because we have an active two-year-old in the family. I learned that if you have young children in your home that bookshelves and other furniture should be firmly secured with wall brackets to prevent tipping. I know I would breathe a lot easier if we did that right away.


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I learned that there is an Environmentally Safer Paint for nurseries. Non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint will reduce exposure to fumes that cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.

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