It’s fun to decorate with festive lights and holiday ornaments, but be sure to use the right tools for the job. Try to avoid metallic ornaments, which can conduct electricity, and look for seasonal decorations that are flame-resistant and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). It isn’t safe to assume that indoor lights and extension cords can be used outside, or vice versa. And don’t underestimate the risk of burned-out bulbs, exposed electrical wires, broken sockets, damaged lights or loose connections.
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