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December 26, 2012

Kinara vs. Menorah Safety; Compare and Contrast

Today the L.A. Fire Department put out a press release on Kinara (for Kwanzaa) safety. Recalling their earlier information about Menorah safety, I thought a comparison should be made:

  • Place the Kinara in a safe, secure, and well watched area.
  • Never place a lit Kinara near curtains, shades, tablecloths, plants, books, or under counters.
  • Be mindful of drafts and air currents from heating/ventilation systems.
  • Do not put the Kinara on an unsteady table or surface.
  • Avoid leaving the Kinara unattended when burning.
  • Do not have open flame if medical oxygen is being used in the home.
  • Adult supervision is essential when children light the Kinara.
  • Assure that infants, toddlers and pets are unable to reach or access the Kinara.
  • Store matches and lighters up high and out of children's sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Place the Menorah in a safe, secure, and well watched area.
  • Never place a lit Menorah near curtains, shades, tablecloths, plants, books, or under counters.
  • Be mindful of drafts and air currents from heating/ventilation systems.
  • Do not put the Menorah on an unsteady table or surface.
  • Avoid leaving the Menorah unattended when burning.
  • Do not have open flame if medical oxygen is being used in the home.
  • Make sure any oil used for the Menorah is stored in a stable holder, well removed from the flame or heat source.
  • Adult supervision is essential when children light the Menorah.
  • Assure that infants, toddlers and pets are unable to reach or access the Menorah.
  • Store matches and lighters up high and out of children's sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.

The only difference is the point regarding the use of oil for the Menorah.

| permalink | December 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

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