Install working smoke detectors on each floor and in the basement.
Install carbon monoxide detectors with audible alarms near sleeping areas.
Check furnaces and fireplace flues with each seasonal change.
Place fire extinguishers in all areas with open flames.
Set the emperature of your hot water heater at 120 degrees or lower. Check with your management if you have no control.
When cooking, keep handles on cookware turned inward.
If you use a space heater, make sure it is unobstructed and not used in the bedroom or nursery.
Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.
Many plants are toxic. Check with local poison control for a list.
Install child-proof latches on cabinets.
Equip windows with stops to maintain small openings.
No window opening should be wider than four inches.
Make sure all rugs are slip proof.
Keep cribs and beds of small children away from windows.
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Cribs should have bars no more than 2-3/8 inches apart so that children cannot entrap their heads.
Crib mattresses should be firm and snug fitting.
Do not leave small children unattended in a tub or near any body of water.
Make sure someone in your home knows CPR.
Choose toy chests carefully. Heavy lids can fall and injure or trap a child.
Keep hair driers, curling irons and other electric appliances away from sinks, bathtubs and toilets.
Use covers for electrical plugs less than three feet from the floor.
Keep curling irons out of reach of small children.
Keep power tools, yard tools and lawn mowers out of the reach of small children.
Automatic garage doors should have a mechanism to automatically re-open when striking an obstruction.
Do not use latex balloons around small children.
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