AG: Stay safe during holidays

Published 4:14 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016


You’re likely still putting up some decorations or getting some last minute shopping done. But in the bustle of the Christmas season, don’t forget to keep safety in mind. Attorney General Jeff Landry offers several tips:

  • Handle decorations carefully — Don’t place Christmas trees near a heat source, like a fireplace or heat vent. Christmas lights should be inspected for damaged wires or excessive wear. Don’t leave lights on when leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Secure your vehicle — Keep all doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Park in well-lit areas and be aware of your surroundings when approaching or exiting the car.
  • Exercise caution while shopping — Shop during daylight hours, if possible. Dress comfortably and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Do not carry large amounts of cash.
  • Protect your home — Lock all doors and windows. Keep the exterior of the home well-lit. Do not leave gifts where they can be seen from outside the residence.

For more tips, visit online at or call Attorney General Landry’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-351-4889.