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    What is the most dangerous fashion appliance?


    While most fashion appliances like hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs have the potential to not only cause heat damage to hair, but also to cause fires, explosions or injuries by electrocution or burning, some are more dangerous than others.

    Most dangerous fashion appliance

    Straighteners and curling tongs are particularly dangerous, as they typically have to be left on for a certain period of time in order to heat up to the required temperature. Left on for too long, these appliances can get too hot and subsequently cause potentially serious burn injuries to the scalp, ears, face or neck of the user or a customer at a hairdressing salon. If used by a hairdresser at work, an overheated appliance could also result in work injuries consisting of burns to the hand.

    Preventing injuries

    Even the most dangerous fashion appliance can be used without the risk of personal injuries if used according to instructions, turned off when not in use and kept in good working order. Accidents at work involving fashion appliances, for instance, can and should be prevented by training staff in their correct use and subjecting the appliances to regular electrical safety checks.

    Why electrical safety checks are important

    Frequent use of appliances may result in appliances developing faults or wiring becoming worn, frayed or otherwise damaged. Under such circumstances, even the most harmless appliance can turn into a most dangerous fashion appliance with the potential to cause serious injuries at work or at home. Even new appliances may occasionally have defects responsible for causing work-related injuries, making electrical safety checks for both new and older appliances a must.

    Appliance related injuries

    If you sustained an injury at work or were injured at home or at a hairdressing salon because a fashion appliance was faulty or because adequate instructions on how to use an appliance safely were not provided, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in work injury and public liability claims. Our legal team consists of highly qualified injury claim specialists with more than 15 years’ experience in providing no win no fee services to people who suffered injuries like yours in workplace accidents or accidents caused by faulty products. Enlist their help today by calling our advice line on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone or 0800 689 0500 from your landline now.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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