The 14 deadliest things in your home

Home is where we feel safe from the dangers that lie waiting in the larger world. But the most ordinary things can turn deadly if they're misused or neglected.

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Dec 20, 2013 9:14PM
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The danger is not in the items themselves, it's the people misusing them. But I guess it's more popular today to blame any thing but ones self.
Dec 20, 2013 8:51PM
Dec 20, 2013 10:32PM
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What most Americans don't understand is that these moron-coddling laws on products liability were never voted on by the people or their elected representatives.  They were created by "progressive" judges between the late '50s and the mid-'70s with no public input, then codified by the American Law Institute as the Restatement (Second) of Torts in 1977.  I had a case where a guy went to a pool party and got stoned on pot.  There was an ABOVE-GROUND pool with an obvious depth of four feet, but this imbecile dove head-first into it and became an instant quadriplegic.  He got millions from the pool company on the ridiculous theory that there should have been better warnings on the plastic pool liner not to dive.  His devoted wife filed a "loss of consortium" (sex and companionship) claim and stuck around just long enough for the judgment to become final, then divorced him.  Another case I had was an SUV driven by a drunk teenager who rolled it in bad weather, becoming a paraplegic.  She sued and won millions on the theory that it was foreseeable that the SUV would be driven by drunks and was not "crashworthy."  Want to know why you can't afford a lot of new products.  This is one important reason.
Dec 20, 2013 9:18PM
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"About 2,900 dryer fires at home are reported, and such fires kill an average of five people every year"

Probably 6 die each year from uncontrollable laughing at journalists.
Dec 20, 2013 11:50PM
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Based on the numbers, maybe we should ban flat screen TV's and not guns.
Dec 20, 2013 9:41PM
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haahhaa! surprised that msn/nbc didn't try to blame the GUN as the #1 cause of death this time .like they usually do
Dec 20, 2013 10:20PM
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If you need to keep a gun for protection, it does you absolutely no good locked up and unloaded.  Moron anti-gun "journalists."
Dec 23, 2013 9:02AM
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Stoves....??  And just how is one suppose to cook?   Idiots. it's not the stove, it's people. 
You can't ban stupidity 
Dec 21, 2013 12:46AM
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"Keep your walks clear of snow and ice during the winter."

Thank you.  I would have never figured that out. 
Dec 23, 2013 10:04AM
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For the swimming pool incident and the SUV wreck, I don't think the courts should have awarded these individuals. They chose of their own free will be to irresponsible and indulge in drugs and alcohol. People should be held accountable for their actions.
Dec 21, 2013 12:15AM
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yes, don't leave the kitchen if you are grilling.   indoor grilling is probably a fire hazard even if you are in the kitchen.
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Hey look more scare tactics and anti smoker and anti-gun crap from MSN.
Dec 23, 2013 10:16AM
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'Never leave a gun unattended while cleaning it'    WHAT???

Dec 23, 2013 11:42AM
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I always thought the most dangerous thing in a home was people.
Dec 20, 2013 11:13PM
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PERHAPS THE EVERY DAY PERSON MAY NOT BE THE SHARPEST PENCIL IN THE DRAWER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 21, 2013 4:37AM
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Just another prime example of MSN acting as "Big Brother" advising us what we should and should not do? Seriously? Let "selective thinning" take it's course and the idiots will be gone and this country would be better off. NOT EVERYONE has kids or even a wife/partner for that matter. I am single, use a space heater 24/7, my guns are always "at the ready", and I use common sense. I clean the filter of my space heater regularly (I recently found out even if you turn the baseboard heater thermostat "OFF" it still consumes electricity and the only way to prevent that is to switch the breaker for those heaters to "OFF". Something I never knew untill recently when I questioned my electric bill with the heater thermostat turned off). I check electrical cords for heat and have always used a power strip w/surge protection but also use "common sense" and do not overload them. I also check my dryer lint screen "EVERY" load. How does a middle aged person OD on medication if taken as prescribed? LOL. Seriously? I guess the key word is common sense. Oh, and I don't and won't be needing/using any $10 light bulbs ROLMFAO. Candles will work just fine like my forefathers used that lived long enough to conceive me LOL. It's too bad that such a great thing as the internet has turned into nothing more than a TOOL for advertising, the tracking of us, and a way to inundate us with the notions of what we should buy, eat, believe, etc, etc. Wake up people.....
Dec 23, 2013 11:10AM
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Hey, journalists, here's an idea. How about we just get rid of everything that we own and live in padded cells for the rest of our lives. Seriously.
Dec 23, 2013 11:13AM
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The deadliest thing in anybody's home is OBAMACARE! 
Dec 23, 2013 4:39PM
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There was no mention of big dogs, running with scissors, and meth labs!
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