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Some play items, pets may be insurance risks

Trampolines, swimming pools, treehouse kits, and certain breeds of puppies are holiday gifts that make children bubble over with glee, but they cause homeowner’s insurance agents to cringe.

It is easy to forget during the holiday excitement, but many backyard or playroom items can give you insurance headaches. It comes down to how the risks inside and outside your property compare with injury statistics.

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