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Injuries from carving pumpkins may seem like something that would never happen to you, however, in 2017 more than 3,000 people were hurt carving pumpkins according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Kristy Gorden with HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville says pumpkin carving can be fun, as long it’s done in a safe manner.

 

 

Gorden says they have safety kits that you can use that are safer and to use battery operated lights, not candles to prevent fires.

 

 

For more information on safely carving pumpkins visit https://www.consumerreports.org/halloween/pumpkin-carving-safety-tips/.  

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