Posters warn of household daily dangers to kids

Steve Brimble, of Lancashire Trading Standards, with the new posters.

Steve Brimble, of Lancashire Trading Standards, with the new posters.

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A new campaign by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service aims to prevent child accidents involving button cell batteries, plastic nappy sacks, window blind cords and detergent liquitabs.

Trading Standards North West has identified household items which pose a particular danger to babies and young children, and produced a series of four posters with advice for parents and carers which will be displayed in GP surgeries, libraries and nurseries.

At least 10 babies have died in England and Wales from suffocation after pulling plastic nappy sacks onto their faces. The sacks, used to dispose of dirty nappies, are often left in the same environment as the baby and the thinness of the plastic means they cling to babies’ faces when they breathe in, obstructing the nose and mouth.

 

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