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Paranoid about safety of tower fan

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GeorginaA Mon 20-Jun-05 20:13:53

It looks like it's all plastic in there (rather than metal blades)... box says conforms to all relevant safety standards (whatever they are...)

KBear Mon 20-Jun-05 20:10:43

but would his finger actually fit in there? I see your point and understand your concerns but I doubt much more than a tiny bit of his finger would fit and the fan inside will probably have a cm or so clearance from the wire edge IYSWIM.

Whizzz Mon 20-Jun-05 20:04:05

I'm pretty sure it would stop if something got in the way. You could always reassure yourself by sticking a pen in there ?

invisiblegirl Mon 20-Jun-05 20:04:02

yes you are being over paranoid but I would have been too so am absolutely no help either.

starlover Mon 20-Jun-05 20:03:44

lol. i am sure he will be fine... could you just open the window a bit?

Xena Mon 20-Jun-05 20:03:29

How about putting it in there after he has gone to sleep?

GeorginaA Mon 20-Jun-05 20:02:30

But then I'll worry he'll overheat

No pleasing me, is there?!

starlover Mon 20-Jun-05 20:01:48

i am sure he will be fine. if you're worried then take it out!

GeorginaA Mon 20-Jun-05 20:00:47

Hoping someone can reassure me.

Have put a tower fan in ds1's room (he's 4) (ds2 has a little air cooler in his room, but of course he can't reach it as he's in a cot). Have stressed that he shouldn't put his fingers near or inside the grill or any other object as it's really dangerous. He asked why, and I ended up telling him his fingers would break off (yes, I know... great parenting form just before bedtime... have probably overdone it now, but really wanted to stress that he wasn't to touch it).

Thing is, I've come downstairs and I'm now really paranoid. Do these things have safety cutouts if something did go in there? He's a fairly good kid - if you tell him not to do something then he won't, but I don't want to rely on that, if you know what I mean.

I'm being overly paranoid, aren't I? AREN'T I?!!!

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