Trading Standards officers in Wolverhampton will be advising parents and carers on how to protect children from potential dangers around the home.

Child Safety Week, run by Child Accident Prevention Trust, takes place from Monday 4 June until Sunday 10 June to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Trading Standards team will be visiting various locations throughout the city during the week, sharing information and top tips on all aspects of child safety and handing out action packs to parents and carers.

Children will be able to get their hands on their own activity packs, as well as meeting 'Trading Standards Ted' and taking away a sticker and a fridge magnet to remember him by.

The team will be highlighting the risks posed by looped blind and window cords, which can lead to strangulation and the danger presented by button cell batteries found in toys, musical books, key fobs and other small electronic devices which can cause serious injuries and put lives at risk.  

Trading Standards officers will be visiting WV Active Central on Monday 4 June, The Toddle Waddle Walk at West Park on Tuesday 5 June, McDonalds at Dudley Street on Wednesday 6 June, Bentley Bridge Swimming and Fitness on Thursday 7 June, Asda on Jack Hayward Way on Friday 8 June and Teddy Edwards Toddler Group in Wednesfield on Tuesday 12 June.

To download an advice pack, visit Type=links;Linkid=2105;Title=Child Safety Week;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Tuesday 29 May, 2018