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Child safety week: (don't) strike while the iron's hot
  1. Katie Wright,
  2. Andy Lewis
  1. Emergency Department, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katie Wright, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; kzwright{at}

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