We at Christmas Lights, Etc are concerned about your safety and the safety of the products we sell. Keeping your home and family safe through the holiday season is an essential part of our business goal and influences our decisions and product selections. We only offer products manufactured in complete compliance with all industry specifications. Our Christmas Trees are made of a flame-retardant poly vinyl and supported with heavy-duty metal stands to ensure your tree will be sturdy and safe during the holiday season.
We print and include the product safety warning required by California law on all products we sell. Our lighting products are UL Listed and meet the standards established by Underwriter Laboratories. Below are safety tips that should be practiced throughout the season.
Storing Christmas decorations also requires safety measures be taken. The following are some safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) urge consumers to use when using and storing their holiday decorations:
To preserve and ensure the longevity of your holiday lights and decorations you should purchase Christmas storage solutions such as light spools and Christmas tree storage bags. Additional ideas include:
What does UL Listed Mean?
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization. For more than 110 years they have been testing products and writing Standards for Safety. Over 19,000 types of products are tested annually, and more than 20 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL's family of companies and its network of service providers include 62 laboratories, and testing and certification facilities. For more information, visit http://www.ul.com.
What is the NFPA?
National Fire Protection association is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The international nonprofit organization's mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards. They provide and advocate consensus codes and standards, research, training and education. Visit NFPA's Web site at www.nfpa.org
What about Lead?
Recently there have been many questions raised about the lead content in Christmas trees and lights strings. The wires included in our trees and in our light strands contain trace amounts of lead. Most household appliance cords contain the same small amount of lead that is used to insulate the wire. Our suppliers use the lowest lead content possible while maintaining all insulation safety standards required by law.
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