Keeping your home and family safe through the holiday season is an essential part of our product selection process. By following safety guidelines set forth by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as well as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) you can ensure that your Christmas decorations perform optimally without the worry of potential hazards. In the page below you will find an outline of national safety guidelines as well as best practices for safely displaying and storing your Christmas tree and decorations.
Christmas Lights, Etc only offers products manufactured in complete compliance with all industry specifications. Our Christmas Trees are made of a flame-retardant material 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 meet the standards established by Underwriter Laboratories and are UL listed. Below are safety tips that should be practiced throughout the season.
Safe Christmas Storage Solutions
Storing Christmas decorations also requires safety measures to be taken. The following are some safety tips that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Underwriters Laboratories 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 consider purchasing Christmas storage solutions such as light spools and Christmas tree storage bags. Additional ideas include:
Common Tree Safety Questions
What does UL Listed Mean?
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. 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 (NFPA) has been 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 for more information.
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.