Alder Hey Children's Hospital is warning parents on Merseyside to be aware of the risks of leaving hair straighteners around children.
The Electrical Safety Council says the number of children suffering burns from straighteners has doubled in recent years, with injuries from hair straighteners now accounting for nearly one in 10 burns injuries.
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