Kohl's kitchen and household safety checklist - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Kohl's kitchen and household safety checklist

Posted: Updated:
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Cooking and baking are lots of fun as long as you stay safe, say Kohl's Injury Prevention Expert Roberta Davis.

Did you know that cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States? Davis offers up the following household safety checklist:

Kitchen: Household Safety Checklist

Are knives, forks, scissors, and other sharp tools in a drawer with a childproof latch?
Have you installed a dishwasher lock so kids can't reach breakable dishes, knives, and other dangerous objects?
Have you installed a stove lock and have knob protectors been placed on the stove knobs?
Are chairs and stepstools positioned away from the stove?
When cooking, are all pot handles on the stove turned inward or placed on back burners where your child can't reach them?
Are glass objects and appliances with sharp blades stored out of reach?
Is the garbage can behind a cabinet door with a childproof latch?
Are all appliances unplugged when not in use, with cords out of reach?
Are all vitamin or medicine bottles stored in a high cabinet far from reach?
Are matches and lighters stored in a locked cabinet?
Is the cabinet under the sink free of cleaning supplies, bug sprays, dishwasher detergent, and dishwashing liquids? And are these supplies out of the reach of children?
Are any bottles containing alcohol stored out of reach?
Are all plastic garbage bags and sandwich bags out of reach?
Are any cords or wires from wall telephones out of reach?
Are refrigerator magnets and other small objects out of reach?
Are childproof latches installed on all cabinet doors?
Is there a working fire extinguisher?
Does the child's highchair have a safety belt with a strap between the legs?

Online: www.childrensdmc.org/KIPP

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:04:00 GMT
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
  • Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Votes could bring 'Gang Related' premiere to Detroit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:15:01 GMT
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
    Vote for a chance to bring a free advance screening of 'Gang Related' to Detroit.
  • Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:39:55 GMT
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices