One in 10 children rushed to hospital with burns being scorched by hair straighteners

Hair straightener accidents now account for one in 10 young burns victims – with children as young as 18months left needing plastic surgery The beauty product can reach 220C, which is hot enough to fry an eggChildren's skin is up to 15 times thinner than adults so far more vulnerable to burnsStraighteners takes 40 minutes to cool down By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:31 GMT, 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 16 October 2012 Hair straighteners are causing 'horrific injuries' to hundreds of young children across the UK, a safety charity has warned.