NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The sizzle of summer is upon us; kids are anxious to play outside, dad has
This summer, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) – the leading product safety testing organization – is encouraging families not to take a "vacation" from safety, and follow some simple grilling, pool and play set safety tips. Because of the potential for minor accidents like scrapes and bruises, to more serious ones like near-drownings during the summer months, UL asks that parents consider safety before allowing their children to rush outside or dip even one toe into a neighborhood pool.
"Nothing interrupts summer fun like an unexpected trip to the emergency room because of a preventable accident around the grill, in the pool or on the playground," says UL's consumer safety director John Drengenberg. "To avoid preventable accidents, we're asking parents to be aware of their surroundings and the potential safety hazards, and take the necessary steps to keep their families safe."
UL is helping parents keep their families safe with these sizzling summer safety tips:
Grilling Safety Tips
Pool Safety Tips
Play Set Safety Tips
To learn more about UL's summer safety tips, go to: Safetyathome.com.
About Underwriters Laboratories
UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems from more than 66,000 manufacturers each year. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products yearly worldwide. UL's global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.ul.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Underwriters Laboratories
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