ITEMS THAT CAN PIERCE OR BURN

90%

90% of burns start in the kitchen

26%

Families in the USA have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan

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The glass surface of gas fireplaces can become hot enough to cause third-degree burns in a second or less

1/3

Knives are rated to be among the most common kitchen hazards

Burns

The kitchen is the most common area in the home where fires and burns occur. Use childproofing knobs on stoves, and lock oven door using manufactures settings. Gas fireplaces can cause 3rd degree burns on toddlers if their hands touch the glass while a fire is burning. ALWAYS use a screen as an extra layer of protection.

Water Temperature in the home

Hot tap water. Set water heaters no higher than 120°F to reduce the chance of scald burns. (Water that’s 140°F can give a child a third-degree burn in just 3 seconds!) Be aware that 120°F can still burn your baby, so always mix hot water with cold water before it touches your child’s skin. A comfortable bath water temperature for a child is near his own body temperature, 98 to 100°F  Do not exceed a temperature of 100°F.

Items that can pierce

Arrows and darts. If children play with such items, they should have cork tips, rubber suction cups or other protective tips. Kitchen knives should always be in a drawer out of sight.

Toys

Toys with sharp edges and points and electrical toys with heating elements. Avoid for children under 10. Toys that include propelled objects. These can be turned into weapons, so avoid them for children of all ages.

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