Christmas Lights, Ornaments May Pose Holiday Hazards

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — “Silver Bells” and “O Christmas Tree” are not just classic songs for this Christmas season — they’re also two potential holiday hazards.

Dr, Cyrus Rangan with the California Poison Control System says something as simple as Christmas lights can pose a threat to younger kids.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports

Rangan says wrapping paper and ornaments can also have high lead levels, and as we head into the holiday home stretch, it may be a good idea to keep the Poison Control number handy: (800) 222-1222.

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