Don't Blow Off This One Last Holiday Precaution Last week, Weekend Edition issued a PSA to prevent holiday injuries. But we failed to note that you should never, ever stick your hand in a snowblower — even if it's off. Carrie Kahn has a correction.
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Don't Blow Off This One Last Holiday Precaution

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Don't Blow Off This One Last Holiday Precaution

Don't Blow Off This One Last Holiday Precaution

Don't Blow Off This One Last Holiday Precaution

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Last week, Weekend Edition issued a PSA to prevent holiday injuries. But we failed to note that you should never, ever stick your hand in a snowblower — even if it's off. Carrie Kahn has a correction.

CARRIE KAHN, HOST:

And now a correction and clarification. In last week's public service announcement about holiday injuries, one of our warnings didn't go far enough. We told you not to put your hand in a jammed snow blower that's running to clear it out. But we should have added, even if the snow blower is turned off, you should never reach in and use your hand to clear a jam. The blades might still spin and cause serious injury. Instead, to free the blades, use an old broomstick or something else that you don't mind getting damaged. Happy, healthy New Year's to all of you.

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