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Protecting Your Children from Unseen Risks

 
As the boomer generation starts handing down some of their antiques to their children and grandchildren, it would be wise to insure these collectibles are safe. Whether it's lead paint on a dresser or chair or wobbly legs on that high boy, these items can be dangerous to you or your children if you are not vigilant. One of the most commonly overlooked items which often gets handed down are cedar or "hope" chests. They seem to last forever as they are not pieces of furniture that are used every day. Often, they have locking mechanisms that automatically lock when the tops shut or fall into place. These can be extremely dangerous for young children playing hide and seek. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPC) issued a warning in 1996 but it never hurts to revisit safety items whenever you receive a new item in your home. This rule of thumb also goes for older electrical items such as lamps that could have frayed wires and cause a fire or even other decorative items that have small pieces. Remember to always accept the items gracefully so as not to offend your relatives but ensure your children’s safety by updating or upgrading the finish, the wiring, the hardware or the stability of these gifts.







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