Here at The Healthy Moms Magazine we wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We also want to keep your family’s safety this year a top priority. The Healthy Moms Magazine has teamed up with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the world’s leading product safety organization, to provide you with important safety tips this Holiday Season.
Below is our first safety tip.
Penny Pinchers – don’t skimp on safety this holiday season.
Finding the perfect “safe” gift for your family and friends does not mean you have to blow the budget. Before hitting the stores, UL recommends following these simple tips to ensure you are making safety a priority in your gift giving this year:
· Shop at retailers you know and trust: Whether you are shopping online or heading to the mall, make sure it is a place you believe to be reliable and reputable. Many retailers require their products to be UL-Listed, meaning the products have been rigorously tested and are evaluated for potential risk of fire, shock, and/or personal injury.
· Look for the UL Mark: UL encourages consumers to look for a reputable certification mark on the product and/or packaging.
o Consumers should look for the UL Mark (the letters “UL” inside a circle) and the word “LISTED” in capital letters on the product or its packaging to determine if the product has been properly certified.
· Examine packaging: Consumers should thoroughly examine new products prior to use and pay particular attention to products in boxes or packages that do not offer the following:
o Brand name
o Manufacturer’s name with contact information for reporting problems with the product
o Product name and identity (i.e. a description of what the product is exactly)