Safety Warning regarding Head Lice Products


Priesthorpe School received a message from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services and were asked to make the information available to parents/carers.


Please see below the message we have received from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service regarding head lice treatments.


“We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process whilst the product is being used. This advisory note follows a recent incident in West Yorkshire in which a child’s hair was accidentally set alight during treatment resulting in the child sustaining serious injuries.”


We would appreciate if you could circulate this message around your staff and parents so they are aware of this please.


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