Emollient Products

FOI Number: 22089

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Published on 17 October 2022



I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire
Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further
to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

How many fire deaths or serious incidents have you reported since 2015 that
have involved/been linked with emollient products?

Please give details you can on earlier records from
2000/2001 to 2014/2015 and any further information


West Midlands Fire Service has no incidents where
emollient cream (or other skin cream) was listed as a factor since 2000/2001

We are aware of the risks of emollient creams and would
have considered them as part of our hypothesis during any incident where there
was the potential of the person using such creams.

When carrying out Prevention Based activity where these
products are in use, general advice can be given to reduce the risk of ay
incidents occurring.


What was the age range of the victim/s in each year recorded in Q1 (and others
included in the response to Q2 if possible)

For each fatality/serious incident recorded in each year

a) the type of dwelling (private home or care home etc.)
b) source of ignition
c) Item first ignited
d) location of start of fire

For each fatality/serious incident recorded in each year please describe more

i.e. did the victim have a care package, noted as
vulnerable, lived alone, a smoker or previously had a safety visit from FRS

For each fatality/serious incident recorded in each year
how many were entered onto the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme? Please provide a
figure for each year


Not applicable

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