Chicago, IL November 16, 2012 - With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, Allstate Insurance Company is talking turkey.Deep frying a turkey can be a hazardous endeavor and Allstate wants consumers to be sure that they focus on safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 117 reported fire incidents involving turkey fryers between 1999 and October 2005. The majority of these incidents involved fires caused by the oil igniting and burns from splashing oil.
"Over the past several years, more and more people are looking to celebrate the holiday with a deep-fried turkey. At Allstate, we're in the business of protecting people and their possessions. We want to help ensure that the holiday is a time for giving thanks, and not for experiencing regret," says Allstate agent Joe Schneider.
Underwriters Laboratory offers the following tips for safer turkey fryer use:
For more information on this and other safety topics, contact Allstate agent Joe at 312.787.0221.
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