BBC Report: How flammable are children’s Halloween costumes?

With Halloween approaching, parents and children are starting to plan their costumes. BBC News has today broadcast a powerful short film about the potential fire dangers of children’s fancy dress costumes.

The fire risks associated with children’s fancy dress costumes hit the headlines last year when TV presenter Claudia Winkleman’s daughter was badly burned.

The BBC’s Jayne McCubbin speaks to two leading burns experts who believe that current safety standards do not go far enough.

You can view the report here.