Chanukah Safety Reminders


menorahKeep the menorah away from curtains or any other flammable objects.

Keep the menorahs away from the reach of small children and make sure the menorah is on something solid and leveled.

Children bring home beautiful projects on Chanukah. If they are flammable, either paste them on the wall or place them away from menorahs.

When making latkes, keep all children away from the hot oil.

When making latkes, remember to turn frying pan handles away from the edge of the stove, so that they do not get knocked over and cause the oil to be spilled.

General Reminders:

Never place candles near or under anything flammable.

Keep Chanukah and Shabbos candles on sideboards, out of the reach of small children.

If candles are on the table, keep them in the center where they are less likely to be pulled down by a small child.

When lighting multiple candles, families need to be aware of the high amount of heat the candles generate. Create a safe place in the house in which multiple candles can be lit. Sometimes a safe place might need to be built which is non-flammable and away from small children’s hands.

{New York-Presbyterian – The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell/Noam Newscenter}