Why cooking safety matters
- Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
- Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
- Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries. Hot liquids from coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries.
This video is intended to convey safety messages in a lighthearted, entertaining way. It is not intended for children. (Adults should play an important role in reinforcing safety messages for children.)
This interactive video is a great way for children to practice identifying items that are hot, sometimes hot, and not hot. Children younger than 5 years old are at the highest risk for burn injuries. Burn injuries in young children most frequently occur from contact burns that result from touching a hot object, such as a stove top or an iron. Young children also experience a high number of burns from hot liquids (scalds), such as hot coffee, soup, or boiling water.