Friday, December 17, 2010

Quality Claims Holiday Safety Tips

by Kim Cary, Senior General Adjuster

This is the perfect time of year to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. There is a higher risk of fire this time of year from Christmas trees, fireplace fires and unattended holiday candles. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 3000 people lose their lives every year to residential fires in the US. In addition to changing the batteries, they also suggest testing your smoke alarms monthly. See the link for details. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission