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Dangers of Hot Water on Stoves to Children – 10 Year Old Gwinnett County Child Suffers Burns from Pot of Hot Water

By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Georgia and other States, parents, child care givers, and day care workers should be very careful about supervising children in and near kitchens and dining areas. While boiling water can be very common in cooking items, pots of boiling water can be very dangerous to children. Small children often lack safety awareness and do not understand the real dangers of scolding hot water. The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently reported that a 10 year old Gwinnett County child suffered burn injuries from a pot of hot water from a stove. The child was treated at Grady Hospital. This story shows the dangers of hot water and the importance of safety precautions and parental supervision around hot water. You can read more about this story at Child Burned by Water on Stove in Gwinnett County, Georgia.