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Christmas decorations banned amid safety worries

8th December 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A number of lollipop-shaped Christmas decorations have been seized by authorities in East Yorkshire, amid concerns that they are a health and safety danger.

Decorations that mimic food are illegal under European law, with a national product recall now issued by the importer, coinciding with further criminal investigations.

These items were found during a routine investigation of shops last month, where they were stocked in the Beverley and Goole area.

Councillor Jane Evison said: "I would urge people to think twice before using any decorations which could be mistaken for food.

"They present a serious risk to anyone, especially children, if they are accidentally chewed or swallowed and could potentially ruin someone's Christmas celebrations."

Her remarks follow an article for Process and Control Today, which revealed that a new health and safety review has been introduced by the British Safety Council.

Measures such as safety signage will be evaluated as part of the scheme, hopefully lowering the probability of accidents in the retail and manufacturing industries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801233313-ADNFCR


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