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How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside
All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn
-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Jan. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gathering the family around a crackling fire may be cozy and fun in the winter, but all types of fireplaces are a potential hazard to your little ones, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Kids need to be supervised around wood-burning fires as well as around gas and electric fireplaces, the group warns. It notes that children should be taught early on about fire safety and the risks of serious burns.
The academy provides these tips to prevent fireplace-related accidents and injuries:
The U.S. Fire Administration provides more information on children and fire safety.
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