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Appliance Safety

Tips For Avoiding Accidental Injury or Property Damage

Appliance safety

  • Check appliance cords and extension cords for frays, broken plugs or damaged wires. They can cause electrical shocks or fires.
  • If an electric appliance falls into the water, unplug it before you retrieve it, even if it is in the "off" position.
  • Disconnect all appliances by pulling the plug directly from the socket. Do not pull on the appliance cord. You could damage it!
  • Don't overload electric outlets.
  • Make sure appliance cords do not come in contact with hot surfaces.
  • Unplug all electric appliances before you work on them. Even when replacing a light bulb, it's best to unplug the lamp or turn the power off to the light fixture.

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