HC Deb 05 March 1936 vol 309 cc1543-4
22. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent death of a child from burns caused by a celluloid comb; and whether he will take action to prevent the sale of highly inflammable celluloid toys and articles in chain stores?


I am aware that, unhappily, serious accidents occur from time to time through setting light to one or other of the many celluloid articles in common use. The sale of these articles, however, could not be stopped without legislation.