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Drive to make nappy sacks safer after 16 deaths

Following research led by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, family safety charity RoSPA is holding an event in London on Monday 3 April with retailers, manufacturers and safety professionals with the aim of raising awareness of the danger posed by nappy sacks and pushing for safer manufacture of the product.

Claire Taylor, senior trading standards officer for Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards, said: “There is a serious suffocation risk from these widely-used products and our research found this is not always made clear in the packaging they come in. We want it to be mandatory for nappy sacks to carry proper warnings but there are other things which would also help such as selling them perforated in rolls to make it harder for babies to grab them.

“We’re pleased to be taking part in this important event which we hope will be a big step towards making these products safer for babies and young children.”

RoSPA’s full press release can be found here and the trading standards research is available here.

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