Parents fear their child falling down stairs more than they fear any other accident in the home, according to a new poll.
Of parents surveyed by safety equipment maker Clippasafe, 27% said the child falling down the stairs was their greatest concern, among hazards in the home.
It is reported that, on average, around 41,000 under-fives visit A&E each year in the UK after tumbling down a flight of stairs.
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Other concerns expressed in the poll of 700 parents included burns from ovens and hobs (21%), scalding caused by hot bath water (17%), potential poisoning from medication and cleaning products (16%) and the dangers presented by plug sockets and electrical equipment (12%).
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