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Let's be careful about burn of child with heaters and injury!

 It was put accident information 357 cases 1 of child with product (called "heaters" as follows.) which used the warmth for the purpose of taking in winter six years or younger to Consumer Affairs Agency mainly, and 240 cases equal to approximately 70% were accidents of burn. Accidents begin to increase from November, and, in December, January becomes peak.
 We will tell in particular about precaution to prevent accident about each of 4 product line of (1) stove and heater that there was much accident information, (2) kotatsu, (3) humidifier, (4) hot-water bottle and bean jam.
 If environment such as grandparents's house was usual, in accident, there was thing which occurred in different whereabouts not home. About the risk of product which we are not used to, it is hard to recognize for protector without using at home. In addition, child is full of curiosity, and it is thought about wanting to touch if there is product which we have not looked at. At time when it increases by homecoming of New Year holidays to stay any place other than the home, let's warn in particular.

※ About emergency measures, we had advice of doctor (please refer to following, reference 1 of PDF file for the details.) .

 <advice (extract) of doctor>
 When burn itself by any chance; wider heat; it becomes important enough at all under running water at emergency stage to cool not to cut if is not crowded. Points when we cool are as follows.
 ・Let's cool part which burnt itself with running water such as tap water or shower for from 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
 ・Let's cool with clothes on without being going to take off forcibly when we take boiling water from clothes.
 ・When burn is extensive and sprinkles running water to whole body, let's be careful about hypothermia.
 ・Burn may not get cold with commercially available seat getting cold enough.
  In addition, dermatopathy may occur by putting direct seat on injury side.
 ・As there might be frostbite when we cool with thing which froze, let's avoid cooling directly.  


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