Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nanny in the Hospital: NHS Bans "Dangerous" Metal Paper Fasteners

You could poke yer eye out with one of those things. Or something:
Staff at the National Health Service centre in Manchester are no longer allowed to use metal paper fasteners anywhere on the premises after reports of injuries caused by the sharp-ish objects.

A memo sent to staff reads, "Due to recent incidents NHS Manchester has decided to immediately withdraw the use of metal paper fasteners.

"Please ensure that any that remain in use should now be replaced by similar plastic fasteners. The use of these metal fasteners is prohibited and must be carefully disposed of immediately. Thank you for your co-operation."

The Manchester Evening News reported that a picture of the offending metal fastener was included along with the memo...
Warning: the NHS says these fasteners are bad for your health

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