7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid
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Solution: If a light switch is close enough that your child (or you, for that matter) can reach it from the tub or shower, immediately hire an electrician to relocate it.
5. Aluminum wiring. If your home was built between 1964 and 1973, its wiring may be aluminum, which is incompatible with other devices in switches and circuit protectors and so could be a fire hazard.
Solution: Have your wiring checked to make sure it isn’t aluminum if your home was constructed during those years.
6. Loose butcher knives. Children can easily grab the blades of knives that are stored loose in a drawer by mistake.
Solution: Store kitchen knives in a block far back on the counter.
7. Rickety swing sets. Ubell has observed kids happily playing on backyard swing sets and jungle gyms that, unbeknownst to their parents, are about to fall apart.
Solution: Make sure fastening devices (think nuts, bolts, screws) are flush on swing sets, sliding boards and other play equipment.