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Last Updated: Tuesday February 08 2005 09:41 GMT

Kids warned over pancake danger

Pancake - but you should wear oven gloves!
People all over the country cook pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, but safety experts have warned kids to take care while making the treats.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents revealed more than 200 kids will suffer burns from hot frying pans when they are cooking pancakes.

RoSPA recommends taking care around hot pans, wearing oven gloves and using a wooden-handled pan.

They also say you should watch out for spitting fat and hot batter.

Sarah Colles, from the RoSPA, said lots of people who normally stayed out of the kitchen tried cooking on pancake day, which could cause lots of accidents.

"We know that it is a fun activity for families and we are not saying that people should not participate - they just need to be careful," she added.

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