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Safety-First Holiday Gift Guide

Are you shopping for everyone on your holiday shopping list? You may want to come up with fun and innovative ways to show you care, but what shows that you care more than gifts that help loved ones stay safer and healthier all year long? Consider these gifts for your friends and family:

1) Carbon monoxide alarms and covers.

These safety devices can help loved ones stay safer in their homes and could even save their lives. While carbon monoxide detectors are not usually especially attractive, it is possible to buy special covers for them to disguise them. These covers make great stocking stuffers.

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2) Fire extinguishers.

Few people go out and buy new fire extinguishers every few years, even though these safety devices need to be replaced periodically. A fire extinguisher near a grill or in the kitchen can be a life-saver in the event of a fire. You can even buy novelty fire extinguishers that are painted to look like characters. These are not only fun and help prevent burn injury in Hollywood and Florida, but look great in the kitchen.

3) Smoke detectors and covers.

The latest smoke detector technology can help loved ones get out of a burning home faster, which can help them avoid smoke inhalation and burns. Smoke detector covers disguise the appearance of the alarms without interfering with their use. According to the National Fire Protection Association, about two out of three fatalities caused by house fires happen in homes that do not have working smoke detectors, so this is a gift that can give the gift of life. Today’s smoke detectors combine photoelectric and ionization sensors to detect different types of fires and may rely on interconnected or wireless technology to be more reliable in the event of a fire.

4) Gift certificates for swimming classes or CPR classes.

If there are children on your gift list, getting them swimming lessons can help them gain confidence in the water and can help them avoid injury and drowning. Experts say that good swimming skills can help prevent drowning, especially among children. For adults, CPR classes can be a great way to learn how to deal with a range of emergencies. First aid and CPR classes can even help the adults in your life with their careers, since many employers like to see this type of certification on resumes and CVs.

5) Outdoor lighting.

Decorative outdoor lighting looks great and adds curb appeal to a home. It can also help prevent trip and fall accidents by lighting up walkways and steps outside the home.

6) Personal alarms.

If you have seniors on your list, a personal alarm can help them stay safer if they are still independent and live alone or spend some time alone at home. In the event of a fall or break-in, seniors can call for help with the touch of a button. These personal safety devices can help foster independence and confidence.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group will continue to serve plaintiffs over the holiday season and our 24-hour hotline at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) will continue to be staffed around the clock. If you ever need legal advice over the holiday season, you can always reach our law firm in South Florida.