Today is the start of Child Safety Week which runs from 1st June to 7th June 2015. Electrical Safety First have written an article on Beauty Burns to raise awareness as part of the campaign. In the article, it will show you their top tips on how to keep your children safe from hair straighteners. It is horrifying to know that 1 in 10 burns in children are caused by hair straighteners.
Did you know that hair straighteners can reach temperatures of over 220°C? That is extremely hot! It could potentially hurt adults too if used without care. Also, did you know that hair straighteners can take up to forty minutes to cool down after use? They can cause severe burns if they touch the skin. I wouldn’t want to risk my child or anyone in my house with this. So I always place such items on the top shelve and away from other products prone to catch fire like tissue paper, clothing, etc. I always leave plenty of space for the product to cool itself down.