Top 3 Fatal Home Accidents & How to Prevent Them from DealExtreme
HONG KONG, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Is your home safe? Believe it or not, the leading cause for a trip to the emergency room is an unintentional home accident or injury. In fact, according to the Home Safety Council, the leading causes of unintentional home injury and death in the United States are falls, poisoning, fire/burns, and drowning.
Luckily, DealExtreme is making it easier to protect yourself and your family from common household dangers like fires, shocks, falls and home intruders by offering a wide selection of home safety and home security equipment, specifically designed for the home. From smoke detectors, security lights, and first aid kits to burglar alarms, motion sensors, and home surveillance equipment, DealExtreme has you covered.
Protect your family and make your home safer. Prevent accidents, serious injuries, pinpoint potential hazards, and decrease the likelihood of potential home disasters by having the right safety equipment on hand.
The leading cause of accidental death in United States? Carbon monoxide poisoning. Produced by everyday home appliances like water heaters, charcoal grills and propane stoves, this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas sends more than 15,000 American’s to the emergency room each year. Those exposed to carbon monoxide are typically misdiagnosed because they experience flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, headache, and fatigue. The best way to protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning is a carbon monoxide alarm. And, at just under $20, it won’t break the bank!
Every 150 minutes, someone dies from a fire-related injury in the US. The number 1 cause of death, however, is actually from smoke inhalation and toxic gases – not burns. That means having a smoke alarm in your home is essential, especially considering 4 out of 10 home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. Battery operated, super affordable and designed to protect your family from smoke inhalation and accidental fires, it’s a must-have home safety item. If you have a large house, consider putting a smoke detector in each room for maximum security. Great for everyone, especially home-owners, families, and the elderly. Stop, drop, and roll on that.
Maybe Steven Urkel was on to something with his catchphrase “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” – seeing as the third major cause of home-related injury and death in the US are unintentional slip and fall accidents. In fact, accidental falls are the #1 cause of injury-related death for those 60 and up. Luckily, you can prevent accidental falls by eliminating tripping hazards (like electrical cords and rugs) and installing snazzy night-lights in dark areas, especially near stairs and hallways. Highly recommended is a motion activated night-light, as it automatically turns on in a dark room when motion is detected. No switching or fumbling in the dark required!
- *Smoke detector: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/smoke-detector-fire-safety-security-alarm-85db-loud-14801
- *Carbon Monoxide Alarm: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/1-3-lcd-security-carbon-monoxide-alarm-85db-3-aa-54061
- *Motion-Activated Night Light: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/pir-motion-activated-white-led-night-light-4-aa-16803