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Loom bands warning from Stafford doctor

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 09, 2014

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A STAFFORD doctor has warned parents about the potential dangers of loom bands.

Children across the country have been caught up in the craze of making bracelets from the colourful elastic bands.

Dr Anne-Marie Houlder, chair of Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group,  said: “I know these are a massive craze at the moment for children across the country. Kids obviously love playing with them but having seen the article that has hit the press, where a child had fallen asleep with some wrapped round his fingers, I would just urge parents to be vigilant.

“They could be a choking hazard or cause circulatory problems if children swallow or wrap them round their fingers for any length of time. I obviously wouldn’t want to be a killjoy at all I just think parents need to be aware of the potential dangers if children are left unattended.”

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