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Plug in to Halloween; Con Edison Offers Safety Tips
NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) advises customers to use caution when installing electric devices in preparation for Halloween. As decorations for this celebration are becoming more elaborate, the company recommends basic rules to keep families safe.
The National Retail Federation estimates that this year's Halloween spending in the United States will reach $3.12 billion. Its survey also estimates that 49 percent of consumers plan to decorate their homes and/or yards. With Halloween electric props ranging from pumpkin-shaped lights to full-size animated figures, Con Edison urges customers to use common sense and follow these basic safety tips:
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with $10 billion in annual revenues and $22 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at http://www.coned.com.
SOURCE Con Edison -0- 10/14/2004 /CONTACT: Brenda Perez, +1-212-460-4111, for Con Edison / /Web site: http://www.coned.com / (ED)
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