Children’s fancy dress fire risk will be tested

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Children's fancy dress fire risk will be tested

Children's costumes will now be spot checked for fire safety by trading standards inspectors.

Ministers have ordered the nationwide crackdown as thousands of children's outfits and accessories go on sale in the run-up to Halloween.

The risks of costumes were exposed when Claudia Winkleman's daughter Matilda suffered serious burns as her supermarket-bought witch costume caught fire last November.

Officials will also assess whether European safety standards are tough enough to ensure the safety of our children.

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