Hidden hazards at home The kitchen is one of the most dangerous places in your home. One third of all home fires start in the kitchen, and scalds lead the list of kitchen hazards in children under age 5. Here are some tips to prevent accidents. Especially when children are present: · Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. · Never leave food cooking on the stove unattended. · Avoid holding toddlers or infants while stirring foods on the stove of checking the oven. · Avoid wearing dangling sleeves or jewelry that may get hot in appliances or catch on fire. If you have long hair, tie it back while cooking. · Never leave burning candles unattended. · Never place knives in a sink full of water · Cut away from your body when using a knife. · Use child locks to store household cleaners, vitamins and detergents. Thanks to: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1lace>USA</st1lace></st1:country-region>.