Safety

 

The Vanity Valet holder line increases child safety when installed outside the reach of a child. The safety measures you gain with our product is the ability to cool off your appliances inside their container with no supervision requirements (assuming you baby proof your doors). For example, when you are done using your flat or curling iron, you can turn the power off, then place the tool in its respective tube, wind the wire and close the door. If the child cannot open the door or panel, they cannot get to the hot iron cooling down.

While heating up your appliances accidents can be prevented. If you use a snug tube for your appliance, a tug on a wire will not cause the iron to fall like it would if left on the counter. If mounted within reach, deliberate and curious activity can only be prevented with your presence and guidance. The hot flat or curling iron cannot be left unattended if your child is old and tall enough to reach in and pull out the iron to then touch it. Given standard practices,74% of burns occur while supervised, suggesting the majority of burns are a result of accidents rather than deliberate behavior.

Additional Information:

 

Hot Iron Burns in Children

(Study)

Iron Burns in Children Under Six

(Study)

Reasons for Iron Burns

* Patient age range (2 months - 5 yrs old)

Iron Burns in Children Under Six

 

Burn Statistics
Supervised 74%
Iron switched off 34%
Sustained hand burns 76%
Required grafting 36%
Residual scarring occured 42%
Contractures 10%
Surgical release of contractures 4%

 

 

Burn Locations:

Arms, foot, hand, face, chest, leg, buttock, abdomen, chin, and thigh.

Conclusion:

  • Toddlers aged 1-2 with both mobility and curiosity are particularly vulnerable to iron burn. As they learn to walk and become more mobile, they knock down irons from tables or they pull their cords, resulting in the iron falling on them
  • There is clearly a wide scope for prevention of hot iron burns.
  • A public education campaign is now planned including:
    • leaflets distributed at the point of purchase of the iron,
    • public education via media outlets
    • lobbying of iron manufacturers to improve safety features

Reasons for Iron Burns

Fig. 1 - Contact burn from curling iron on childs's hands

 

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