This holiday season the Consumer Product Safety Commission would like to remind you that Christmas trees think of nothing but murder all day:
CSPC Warns: Avoid Hazards Related to Holiday Decorating
CPSC estimates there are more than 14,000 candle-related fires each year, which result in about 170 deaths and $350 million in property loss. Dried-out Christmas trees are involved in about 200 fires annually, resulting in 10 deaths, and about $10 million in property damage. During November and December of each year, about 10,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of falls, cuts, shocks and burns related to holiday decorating.
Which prompts the question: What are you most likely to die from this Christmas? GHB-laced Chinese imports or deadly decor?