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RoSPA issues warning on dangers of hair straighteners

16th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched a project to boost awareness of the hazards that hair straighteners can pose to children.

RoSPA is working in conjunction with the Home Accident Prevention Northern Ireland and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust on the Too Hot to Handle scheme.

Ita McErlean, RoSPA’s home safety manager in Northern Ireland, said: "It does not always take a flame to burn and it is easy to forget that hair straighteners remain hot for a good period of time, even after use."

The representative explained that turning hair straighteners off, storing them in a heat-resistant bag and moving them away from the reach of children can lower the likelihood of accidents.

RoSPA has started a number of projects to boost safety in the UK, with its Kiosk Injury Surveillance System aiming to address the rate of accidents.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801469967-ADNFCR


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