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Here are just a few basic home safety products and guidelines that will help protect your family. Use child-resistant packaging for medicines and hazardous household chemicals. Make sure your hairdryer has a large rectangular plug. The immersion protection device prevents electrocution if the hairdryer is dropped in water. Change the battery in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clock's setting in October. Babies on adult beds risk suffocation from hidden hazards such as entrapment between the bed and wall; entrapment involving the bed frame, headboard and footboard; or soft bedding such as pillows or thick quilts and comforters. It's best to have them sleep in a crib that passes safety guidelines.