Government issue festive safety warnings
Ever been injured by an exploding gravy dish or accidentally stabbed yourself with scissors whilst wrapping presents? No, neither have we, but that hasn’t stopped the Government producing hundreds of thousands of safety leaflets this Christmas.
According to ministers there are many dangers associated with the yuletide season such as ‘tipsy grandmas toppling down the stairs’ and ‘parents stabbing themselves with scissors they’ve grabbed instead of screw-drivers to assemble toys.’
These festive dangers and many more have been outlined in 150,000 special festive booklets which are designed to look like an advent calendar and are entitled Tis the Season to Be Careful.
The warning pamphlets will be thrust upon last-minute shoppers in the last three days before Christmas – which we reckon is the last thing you need when you’re battling the crowds and lugging dozens of heavy bags.
But Delyth Morgan, the Minister for Children, insists it is worthwhile, ‘The festive period is for families to enjoy each others’ company, gifts and food, so the last thing you want is a trip to the hospital as a result of an accident which, with a little thought, can be avoided.’
‘That’s why the leaflet we’ve produced will act as a reminder of the small but important things parents can do around the home to make sure Christmas is a time for fun and laughter, not tears,’ she added.