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IRIC safety alert

Information Message - IM/2020/017

Published on 31 July 2020

From: Health Facilities Scotland

IM/2020/017 - Skin creams dried on fabric can lead to fire deaths



Some skin creams, when dried on to fabric, can create a highly flammable combination that can cause serious injury and death. Research has shown that the risk arises, even if the creams do not contain paraffin.