When considering what festive treats to buy family and friends, it is highly unlikely that you consider ‘dangerous gifts to give at Christmas’. Yet, it appears that there are a myriad of hazards from slips, trips and falls to toxic poisoning looming in even the most innocent-looking presents.
Five of the worst dangerous gifts to give at Christmas
- CSI Fingerprint Kit – OK, so it may have been recalled, but if you do manage to get your hands on the intriguing CSI Fingerprint Kit on eBay, you may want to dispose of it ASAP. The kit caused uproar after it was discovered the powder used to dust for prints contained asbestos. With that in mind, there’s no wonder it’s headlining our top five dangerous gifts to give at Christmas.
- Slip ‘n’ slides – it may be a little chilly to set this up straight away, but Slip ‘n’ slides remain one of the most popular garden activities for youngsters. Bear in mind that this purchase comes hand-in-hand with slips and falls, as well as some potentially serious spinal injuries, which is why it’s made our top five dangerous gifts to give at Christmas.
- Trampolines – again a garden favourite, but the growing popularity in outdoor trampolining at home has also seen a rise in the number of children visiting A&E departments due to falls and other trampoline-related accidents.
- Counterfeit GHD straighteners – many a person has fallen into this trap, yet there remain hundreds of websites out there selling fake GHD straighteners. These have been reported to cause fires, electrical injuries, as well as accidents caused by overheating.
- Magnetic fishing games – they’ve been popular for decades, but magnetic fishing games pose choking hazards, and also feature handy throat-sized magnets.
Compensation for injuries caused by dangerous gifts to give at Christmas
If your Christmas is not as merry as you expect, whether you, a friend or a family member experience injury or illness due to dangerous gifts to give at Christmas through no fault of your own, at Accident Advice Helpline, we could be able to help you retrieve the compensation you deserve for the harm you have suffered.
Call us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500. Our Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, or pop online and complete the simple 30-second eligibility test for a free call back from one of our specialist advisors.
Date Published: December 3, 2015
Author: David Brown