Hastings man left with burns to arms and hands after toaster fire

Man left with burns to arms and hands after toaster fire

Man left with burns to arms and hands after toaster fire

First published in News

An elderly man was left with burns to his hands and arms after his toaster set on fire.

Firefighters from Hastings were called to a property in Bevin Court, Stonehouse Drive, shortly after 10.30pm on Friday (August 29) night.

They put out the kitchen blaze shortly after arrival and called paramedics to treat the homeowner.

The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, suffered burns to his hands and arms.

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9:20am Sat 30 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

The public need more education about setting toaster to 'fire' and also placing there hands and feet in them. Perhaps we should look at banning them...I have one and it doesn't even have a warning on it about placing feet or hands in the slots or anything like that....
I hope the man involved makes a full recovery and considers using a Clairol Foot Spa and a pair of gloves next time his extremities get cold......
The public need more education about setting toaster to 'fire' and also placing there hands and feet in them. Perhaps we should look at banning them...I have one and it doesn't even have a warning on it about placing feet or hands in the slots or anything like that.... I hope the man involved makes a full recovery and considers using a Clairol Foot Spa and a pair of gloves next time his extremities get cold...... Valentinian
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3:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Roundbill says...

Why is the man dressed as a fire engine?
Why is the man dressed as a fire engine? Roundbill
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3:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Valentinian wrote:
The public need more education about setting toaster to 'fire' and also placing there hands and feet in them. Perhaps we should look at banning them...I have one and it doesn't even have a warning on it about placing feet or hands in the slots or anything like that.... I hope the man involved makes a full recovery and considers using a Clairol Foot Spa and a pair of gloves next time his extremities get cold......
Lol, but on a serious note, toaster users...

Every year there are dozens of hospital admissions involving people who have got toast jammed in a toaster and tried to remove it using a metal implement (usually a butter knife or fork.) There are also a number of minor fires caused by uncleaned toasters.

PLEASE clean your toaster's crumb tray regularly, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't stick anything metal inside it.

Oh, and one final warning for those who need it. When Pop Tarts packets say 'WARNING:CONTENTS MAY BE HOT' they mean it- let them cool down for a minute or two, OK?

(Public service advert over- that's my Community service order fulfilled this week!)
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: The public need more education about setting toaster to 'fire' and also placing there hands and feet in them. Perhaps we should look at banning them...I have one and it doesn't even have a warning on it about placing feet or hands in the slots or anything like that.... I hope the man involved makes a full recovery and considers using a Clairol Foot Spa and a pair of gloves next time his extremities get cold......[/p][/quote]Lol, but on a serious note, toaster users... Every year there are dozens of hospital admissions involving people who have got toast jammed in a toaster and tried to remove it using a metal implement (usually a butter knife or fork.) There are also a number of minor fires caused by uncleaned toasters. PLEASE clean your toaster's crumb tray regularly, and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't stick anything metal inside it. Oh, and one final warning for those who need it. When Pop Tarts packets say 'WARNING:CONTENTS MAY BE HOT' they mean it- let them cool down for a minute or two, OK? (Public service advert over- that's my Community service order fulfilled this week!) Goldenwight
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