A Checklist To Prevent Scald Burns - Keep Your Family Safe

  • MicroSet your water heater at 120 degrees F/48 degrees C, or just below the medium setting.
  • Use a thermometer to test the water coming out of your bath water tap.
  • Run your hand through bath water to test for hot spots.
  • Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so children cannot pull them down.
  • Use oven mitts when cooking or handling hot food and drinks.
  • Place microwaves at a safe height, within easy reach, for all users to avoid spills and burns and handle food safely. The face of the person using the microwave should always be higher than the front door to prevent burns. Children under age 7 should not use microwaves unless supervised
  • Stir and test food cooked in the microwave before serving. Open heated containers away from you from back to front.
  • Keep children away from the stove when cooking by using a safety gate for younger children and marking with tape a 3-foot "no-kid zone" for older children.
  • Keep hot drinks away from the edge of tables and counters and avoid using tablecloths and place mats.
  • Use a "travel mug" with a tight-fitting lid for all hot drinks.
  • Never hold or carry a child while you have a hot drink in your hand.

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