Keeping a child safe - whose responsibility is it?

The Urban Revivo store at Jewel Changi Airport where a full-length, free-standing mirror fell on an 18-month-old girl, leading to her death last month. The case has shone a spotlight on child safety in public spaces, as well as drawn attention to who
The Urban Revivo store at Jewel Changi Airport where a full-length, free-standing mirror fell on an 18-month-old girl, leading to her death last month. The case has shone a spotlight on child safety in public spaces, as well as drawn attention to who is responsible for minimising the risk of accidents.ST PHOTO: HARIZ BAHARUDIN

Parents, retailers and members of the public all play a part in being vigilant, say experts

The recent case of a toddler who died after a mirror fell on her in a fashion store has shone a spotlight on child safety in public spaces, as well as drawn attention to who is responsible for minimising the risk of accidents.

The 18-month-old girl died after a full-length, free-standing mirror fell on her at the Urban Revivo store at Jewel Changi Airport last month. This happened about three hours before the girl and her family were due to fly back to China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'Keeping a child safe - whose responsibility is it?'. Print Edition | Subscribe