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Burn Safety

Tis the Season…to be Fire Safe

By | Burn Safety

The holidays are a joyous time of year for all, but in all the hustle and bustle of shopping, family gatherings, and reverence, it is always important to remember potential dangers that lurk in your own home during this season. With religious holidays that rely on lit candles, or heat…

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Avoid a Deep-Fried Disaster this Holiday

By | Burn Safety

There’s no denying that deep-fried foods are delicious; however, there’s also no denying that the preparation of these foods in a deep fryer can pose a serious burn hazard. A deep fryer relies on oil at very high temperatures to create a crisp exterior texture and a moist interior of…

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The Future of Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

By | Burn Safety

The Future of Fire & Carbon Monoxide Alarms The need to have functioning fire and carbon monoxide alarms in the home cannot be overstated. These are issues that we have repeatedly emphasized in the past. Today, we turn the discussion to three advanced features being offered by new alarms and…

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MIcrowave Burns

Freestanding Ranges: Avoiding Tipovers

By | Burn Safety

Between 1980 and 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recorded 38 fatal injuries associated with the tipover of kitchen ranges—a standard household appliance that combines an oven and stovetop. A majority of these fatalities were children between the ages of one and five. During this same time period, the…

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Hot Water Burns

Hot Water Hazards

By | Burn Safety

Proceedings are ongoing in the case of Carmen Pleasant, but regardless of the outcome of the criminal trial, a tragedy occurred in Houston on July 31. Nevaeh Cornwall, a two-year-old girl, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital after sustaining third-degree burns over much of her torso and extremities caused by…

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Preventing Scald Burns via Tap Water

By | Burn Safety

Burns caused by scalding hot water are far more common than one would realize, particularly in light of the fact that they are preventable with a simple addition to the water line.  In order to stem the tide of these burns, proper precaution must be taken by apartment managers, landlords,…

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