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Swansea City fans warned of the dangers of flammable novelty wigs

By robgood4  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

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SWANS fans heading to Wembley are being warned of the dangers of flammable mochican wigs.

Trading Standards Officers have found that some black and white which are being sold in the city are high flammable and could cause serious injury if worn near a naked flame.

David Picken, Swansea Council’s Trading Standards Officer, said: “We want everyone travelling to London on Sunday to have a great time and proudly wear the colours of the Swans.

“Fans have the opportunity to buy lots of different novelty items such as wigs and scarves. Some wigs we have tested fall well below current safety standards.

“Our message is simple. If you have bought any of these novelty wigs and plan to wear it at the match or anywhere else then you should act responsibly and avoid contact with lit cigarettes or flames from matches and lighters.”

Officers will be patrolling both the railway station and bus station on the morning of the game and will be looking out for potentially dangerous gifts on sale to fans.

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  • TheSwanseaWay  |  February 22 2013, 8:17PM

    Check out my Bradford v Swansea cup final preview: http://tinyurl.com/asqf6dp

  • siarad2  |  February 21 2013, 8:21PM

    I had my hair set alight by some joker also had a newspaper I was reading set alight, that's not such a problem as I just carefully folded it up with the flames inside to kill them.

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  • JerryLew  |  February 21 2013, 1:47PM

    Pathetic story. If they have tested stuff that does fall well below safety standards why not list names of people arrested? Typical half swep story - these are getting very boring now. Anyway on a positive point - Come on The Swans.

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  February 21 2013, 1:44PM

    who in their right mind would put a light cigarette onto their normal head let alone onto a wig? do people really need to be told this is not a good idea? what ever happened to common sense?

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  • christhejac  |  February 21 2013, 1:20PM

    A picture of them would be helpful !

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  • BossHogg  |  February 21 2013, 1:04PM

    It will be a Hair-Raising experience for some

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