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Dec 3 2007

More Reading, Less Shopping?

by Nolan R

The holiday season is a time when many of us are extremely busy and stressed, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by other things.  My husband says I worry too much, but I like to think of it as “planning ahead.”  There are always lots of stories on the news and in the paper about shopping safely during this time of year, but I would like to share a few links about personal and home safety, as well as product recalls and holiday safety.

Most important this holiday season?  Be aware, be safe, and take time to relax and enjoy time spent with family and friends.  The National Safety Council suggests that you “take time out for yourself. Relax, read, or enjoy your favorite hobby at your own pace.”  As a librarian, I can’t think of any better advice than that! 

Links for holiday safety tips:

Winter Holiday Health and Safety Tips from the American Red Cross

National Safety Council Holiday Season Safety

Websites to know for product safety and recalls:

www.recalls.gov  A “one stop shop” for all federal recalls as the result of six Federal agencies working together.  Look for (or report) dangerous products, including consumer products, food, medicine, motor vehicles, and cosmetics.

www.cpsc.gov Consumer safety information as well as product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Identity theft links:

Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Site

U.S. Department of Justice Site for Identity Theft and Fraud

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