Archive for December, 2013

House Fires and Christmas

It is well documented that residential fires increase each year during the Holiday Season. I have had two different friends who lost their homes to fire on Christmas day.. Candles are a big culprit, as well as Christmas tree lights. This was never an issue in the O’Brien household growing up —- my father was adamant our tree lights could only be “on” for a few short hours.

With advances in modern technology, wouldn’t you think the risk of Christmas tree lights causing house fires was in the past?  Well, enter the Twinkling Pine artificial tree sold under the brand name Enchanted Forest.  Care to guess where it was manufactured and imported from?

For news of the recall of 1,800 pre lit artificial trees: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/19/241839.htm

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