With Christmas nearly upon us, gift-buying is in full swing. Unfortunately, there will likely be some products sold as gifts that will be recalled due to safety issues. Those issues may range from a mislabeled jar of peanuts to a bicycle with a serious safety problem. There are other safety issues that you might need to remember this holiday season, too. Below, you'll find some holiday safety tips to help ensure a fun, festive -- and safe -- time as you celebrate.
-- Decorating the tree: Few things are as pleasing to look at during Christmas as the tree; however, it can be full of potential safety problems. For example, angel hair is made from spun glass. Always wear gloves whenever you handle it. Double check lights to ensure there are no broken sockets, loose connections or frayed or exposed wires. Poinsettias can be poisonous to children or pets.