Friday, December 17, 2010

PCG & ESFI Spread the Message of Safety this Holiday Season

Every year just before Thanksgiving we all start to think about holiday shopping and bringing out holiday decorations for the house. For a group of us at PCG, we also start to think about electrical safety during the holiday season because of our work with the Electrical Safety Foundation International.

For the past three years, PCG has worked with the Foundation on a national media outreach campaign to educate Americans about some of the electrical safety hazards that can happen around the holiday season and what Americans can do to stay safe. This year’s campaign focused on the theme of Making Safety a Tradition and emphasized the importance of inspecting holiday lights each year, making sure to not overload outlets with multiple lights and appliances, and to consider purchasing LED holiday lights which are more energy efficient and also much cooler to the touch.

As part of this year’s outreach, correspondent Susan Koeppen from the CBS Early Show visited the State Farm Research Laboratory with ESFI President Brett Brenner to review holiday safety tips, and to see for themselves what can happen when someone uses faulty or counterfeit electrical products.

To see the video of the CBS Early Show story, click here:

For tips of what you can do around your home to stay safe this holiday season visit ESFI’s holiday website at Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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