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Around the home

  • Button batteries

    Button batteries are very dangerous to children if swallowed. Keep button batteries away from children and ensure products containing them are secure.

  • Furniture stability

    Tips on buying and securing furniture in your home to prevent injuries to children.

  • Blind and curtain cords

    Tips for keeping children safe around blind and curtain cords, including avoiding low-hanging and looped cords.

  • Decorative alcohol fuelled devices (ethanol burners)

    Get tips on using ethanol-fueled fireplaces and tabletop burners safely. Download our guide for suppliers.

  • Hair straighteners

    Hair straighteners are a major cause of childhood burns. Find out how to protect your children from serious injury while you use your hair straightener.

  • Treadmills

    Keep children away from treadmills and use the safety features to reduce the chance of injury.

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Last updated
3 January 2017
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