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Encourages electronics industry to participate in project aimed at children

Regional newspaper Bergens Tidende recently published a story about Linus (3) who was severely scalded in an accident in his day-care. BTO now encourages the electronics industry to participate in a project aiming to prevent accidents like this.
13.04.2015

«The children were having soup and were told to sit in their seats. Next to the table was a trolley with steaming hot soup on top of it. Linus managed to tilt the bowl of soup towards him and got the hot liquid over his neck, arm and chest».

This is how Silje-Jennifer McDonald Bygland tells the story about her sons accident in day-care last august. Thankfully the story has a happy ending and you can read the full story in Bergens Tidende here.

BTO is involved in a project mentioned in the same article. The project ”Preventing scald and burn injuries among children” is run by Haukeland University hospital and aims to prevent stories like the one about young Linus.

In connection with the project we will hold a conference on the topic in Bergen on the 23rd of April. More than fifty people have registered. Mostly doctors, midwifes and nurses who work with children. The electronics industry is also invited to participate at the conference.

We encourage the electronics industry to get involved in this project, as there is a great need to find new methods to prevent these types of injuries. We believe health professionals and representatives from the electronics industry together can find new solutions. The industry can make a big difference as they can produce safer products, says Jens Reigstad, Senior Business developer at BTO.

If you or your company is interested in participating at the conference or contributing in another way, please get in touch with Jens Reigstad as soon as possible.

Picture: facsimile Bergens Tidende

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