n Some lights are either for indoor or outdoor use only, while some may be used in either location. Make sure the lights are appropriate for the venue.
n Replace any string of lights that have worn, in addition to broken cords and broken bulbs.
n Periodically check the wires — they should not be warm to the touch. If they do feel warm, replace them.
n Never decorate the tree with lit candles.
n Always be sure to turn the tree lights off before leaving home or going to bed.
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