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Hyland & Padilla, PLLC

Auto Accident and Worker's Compensation Attorneys

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December 2019

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Great Tips for Buying Safe Toys

Are you buying presents for the children in your life this holiday season? Every year dangerous toys cause serious injuries to kids. Here are tips to avoid these safety risks:

•Always follow the suggested age limits.
•Be aware of recalled toys, especially if you are buying second-hand.
•Do your research before purchasing online, as product descriptions may provide incomplete or misleading information.

Click below to learn more about toy safety and browse the 2019 “Ten Worst Toy” list from the organization Worlds Against Toys Causing Harm.

Finally, a joyous holiday season to you and yours!

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Fire Risk Increases During Winter Holidays and There Is Less Time to Escape

Fighting House Fire

Heat sources, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all add up to an increased risk of home fires during the winter months. More chilling (pardon the pun) is that modern American homes burn faster today than 30 years ago, giving occupants only three to four minutes on average to escape unharmed. You should know how to put a freeze on winter blazes and protect your family from home fires throughout the year.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 Minutes

Most Americans think they’ll have five to 10 minutes to escape a burning house. Three minutes or less, say the experts.


VIDEO BOOKMARK

Homes Burn Faster Today than in Past

This dramatic video demonstrates just how quickly newer homes, filled with synthetic furniture and fabrics, can go up in flames.
 

THE DOCKET

TEST YOUR FIRE SAFETY SAVVY

Are you and your family prepared for a home fire? Test your knowledge and safety plan with this quiz from the Red Cross.
 

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