Fire hazard of electrical kids' goods.
Byline: RUKI SAYID
THREE-quarters of children have a potentially deadly fire hazard in their bedrooms in the form of electrical goods, but don't know they are at risk.
More than half leave a smartphone, laptop or games charging on their bedsheets while two in five sleep with the devices connected under their pillows where they can overheat, a study found.
And at least a quarter have used cheap, unbranded or counterfeit chargers which can cause fires or electric shock, said the research by the charity Electrical Safety First.
Spokeswoman Emma Apter said: "Many parents are unaware of the electrical dangers in their children's bedrooms and how one person's bad habits could put the whole family at risk."
DANGER Device charging