Tis’ the season for decorating, cooking, gifting, and for eating and relaxing with your loved ones. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Christmas season, from now all the way through to January 1, 2015, is rife with several common and naughty health hazards—including new toys, electric appliances and lights, and even your Christmas tree.
Here are 8 naughty health hazards you may want to avoid this holiday season:
1. Turkey Deep Fryer
Deep-frying the turkey has been a popular option for many since the late 1990s. However, the Underwriters Laboratories (a U.S. product safety certifier) cautions that turkey fryers caused over 138 accidents between 1998 and 2007.
However, if you insist on the tradition of deep frying your holiday bird, read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. And also, never operate your fryer indoors of leave it unattended, particularly around pets or small children.