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Safety First in the Bathroom. How to prevent accidents in the bathroom.



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If you are a regular visitor to Hints and Things you will know
I have tried to keep away from advertising banners and product
promotions even though these may generate some funds to cover the costs of maintaining the
site.  When, however, I receive recommendations from visitors which I feel would
benefit others I have no hesitation in passing the information on – the following story I
received from Al Tosci is just such a case.

Two months ago my four year old granddaughter slipped in the bathtub
and hit her head even though my daughter-in-law had her standing on a mat at the time.
  Since I live 3000 miles away I decided I would source the internet to see if there
was anything that might do better. I went from website to website but found only mats and
rails.  My wife and I took a vacation to a hotel in Rehoboth, DE and I went to take a
shower and I noticed there was nothing in the tub.  I called the front desk to ask
where a mat was and they said it wasn’t necessary as they had installed a
“treatment” to stop slipping.  I proceeded to shower and I didn’t budge.

I went to the front desk and they had me speak to the hotel
engineer.  He told me that he has been using this treatment for years in their
property.  I asked him the name of the product but it was only available to
commercial users.  He called the company right then and discovered that they had just
set up a home user site on the internet.

When I got home, I went to the site and ordered the product for my
daughter-in-law.  It arrived safely and once installed appeared to work well, so I
ordered two for my home.  This product can be found at www.stopslipping.com

1st May, 2004 – Mr. Tosci has
just contacted me again to say this product is still working well.

29th August, 2017 – I can no
longer find this site online but have left the item here just to
make people aware that there maybe similar products available.

Fit pull cord switches.
Lock all medicines out of the reach of
Shower doors should be made from safety
glass or heavy-duty plastic.
Always run cold water before the hot to
prevent accidental scalding.
Never leave children alone in the bath.
Always check the water temperature before
getting into the bath.
Always remove soap from the bath water to
prevent slipping.
Keep electrical items, such as hairdryers,
radios, shavers etc. away from the bath or basin.
Use non-slip mats or strips on the bottom
of the bath.
Handles attached to the wall can prevent
accidents when getting out of the bath.
Never use electric fires in a bathroom
unless it is specifically made for the purpose.