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Fire Hazard linked with some Head Lice Treatments

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2018. Fire Hazard linked with some Head Lice TreatmentsTags: Parenting

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Dublin Fire Brigade have issued an urgent warning to parents over potential fire risks associated with some head lice treatments available in Ireland.

According to the report:

"Exposure to a naked flame, any heat source or smoking during use of some head lice treatment products could cause serious injury."

The report notes that the HPRA "is aware of serious incidents relating to the use of certain head lice treatment products and is concerned that there may be a lack of awareness of the risk of fire associated with certain products. "

Parents are advised to use head lice treatment products with caution and make the following recommendations:

1. Read the information provided with the product prior to use.

2. Ensure you are aware of all warnings on these products.

3. Keep away from naked flames, sources of heat and do not smoke when using these products.

4. Please pass this notice on to all those who need to be aware within your organisation and to any organisation/persons where these products are used.

5. Report any adverse events/incidents associated with these products to the relevant manufacturer and the HPRA.

View the full report here.


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