The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in
emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year these
estimates have increased. Falling from a ladder and stepping on broken
ornaments may be funny in holiday movies but in real life, these and similar
mishaps result in visits to the emergency room, or calls to fire departments,
for thousands of consumers each year. For holiday decorating safety tips from
the CPSC, click here.