Tips to prevent child accidents: 4 children burned to death due to a fire caused by a mobile phone charger; Here’s how parents can prevent such incidents at home

Tips to prevent child accidents: 4 children burned to death due to a fire caused by a mobile phone charger;  Here’s how parents can prevent such incidents at home

In an unfortunate accident, 4 children died due to an electrical short circuit Mobile phone charger fire. The incident happened in Meerut UP last week. According to reports, the children were asleep when the accident occurred. The parents, who rushed into the room to rescue the children, suffered burn injuries. They are currently being treated at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
“The victims were taken to LLRM Medical Hospital, where two of the children died around 9:30pm on March 23. The third child died early on Sunday (March 24) while being transferred to another medical centre. Sarika died a few hours later. Johnny, a daily wage labourer, is recovering,” SP Ayush Vikram Singh told the media.
Dependence on cell phones is undeniable. There is a need to keep it charged all the time, and most of the people find that night time is the most convenient time to charge the mobile phone. In today’s digital age, mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our lives, but along with their convenience comes the risk of fire accidents, especially when it comes to charging. A defective charger or incorrect charging habits can lead to dangerous situations. Parents must take proactive steps to ensure the safety of their homes and families.

Here’s how parents can ensure safety at home:

Avoid charging devices in confined spaces or areas containing flammable materials. Choose well-ventilated areas with sufficient airflow to dissipate heat generated during charging.

Developing open communication in children

Make it a habit to unplug chargers from power outlets when not in use, especially at night or when you leave the house. This helps prevent overheating and reduces the risk of electrical fires.
Overcharging batteries can cause overheating and pose a fire hazard. Encourage family members, especially children, to unplug their devices once they are fully charged to prevent overcharging.
Always use chargers approved by recognized safety organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), CE (Conformité Européenne), or FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Certified chargers undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet safety standards.
Be wary of counterfeit chargers, which may not meet safety standards and can pose a significant fire risk. Purchase chargers from reputable retailers or directly from the manufacturer to reduce the risk of purchasing counterfeit products.

Educate other family members, especially children

Teach children and other family members the importance of charger safety. Emphasize the risks associated with mishandling of chargers and the appropriate precautions that must be taken to prevent accidents.
When replacing old chargers, dispose of them properly according to local regulations. Avoid throwing it in the trash as it can pose environmental and safety risks.

(tags for translation)Safety at home

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