With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, it's time to start packing your home full of all the fixings you're going to need. But, the potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry sauce are all just the support characters for the main star of the show - the turkey.
While there are a lot of different ways to prepare your turkey, many people have begun frying their turkeys. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has some safety tips if you decide to use a turkey fryer as they can cause severe fires, injuries, and even death.
If you and your family are going to fry your turkey this year, please heed these warnings from the NFPA:
- Be aware of hot oil that can splash or spill as this can cause burns
- Purchase a turkey fryer that has a temperature control and automatic off-switch -- if the oil gets above 350 degrees, its vapors can ignite causing a massive fire
- When using an outdoor turkey fryer, be aware that any water droplets (rain or snow) can cause the oil to splatter which can cause burns
- When at all possible, buy an oil-less turkey fryer
Overall, the NFPA does not recommend the use of a turkey fryer because of all of the risks they pose upon patrons, however, if you're going to use one, please use it safely.
The Denver injury attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group have represented clients that were burned because of a defective product and want to wish you the safest possible Thanksgiving this year.
If you are in need of help with a burn injury, please don't hesitate to contact our attorneys. You can call us at (888) 711-5947.
You can view a turkey fryer safety flyer here: http://bit.ly/1AdWupi