Each year tens of thousands of children are admitted to hospital because they've got hold of chemicals which shouldn't be in their reach.
Now safety group RoSPA has chosen Birmingham to pilot a new awareness campaign, to reduce the number of accidents.
One woman from the Black Country told our reporter Chris Halpin the moment her son swallowed a washing machine tab was one of the scariest in her life.
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Dry for much of the day with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.
D-Day veterans from the West Midlands were given France's highest honour today, 18 months after a pledge to award every living soldier.