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Halloween Costumes Melt Within Seconds
Warnings For Parents As Children's Costumes Burn In Seconds
Parents and carers are being warned to be careful about the costumes they dress their children in this Halloween, after all the fancy dress costumes recently tested by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Cornwall Trading Standards burned and melted in less than two minutes.
Officers from the two services tested five locally bought outfits in a controlled environment at St Austell Community Fire Station.
Two of the outfits, made of billowing net and polyester fabrics, layers & trailing fabric, burned and melted in just 2 minutes, with a black polyester hat with green artificial polyester hair burning within seconds.
The two fancy dress outfits for boys, a bat costume and a knight, both lit easily then burned and melted in less than 2 minutes.
Both services are warning parents and carers to only buy costumes from reputable sources that are manufactured to a high safety standard. Most outfits are currently tested to CE toy product safety standards, meaning they aren't given the same safety classifications as clothes.
The advice is to check for "FLAME RESISTANT" labels that are less likely to ignite & extinguish more quickly, and to keep children away from naked flames.
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Fire fighter Katie Hoskins-Sweeny says, if a fire does occur "STOP, put your hands over your face, DROP to the floor and ROLL to extinguish the flames".
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