Keeping children safe in public spaces after Jewel mirror incident: Public can help parents too

Besides parents and retailers, members of the public also play a role in keeping children safe in public, parenting experts said, while acknowledging that accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, despite vigilant attention.
Besides parents and retailers, members of the public also play a role in keeping children safe in public, parenting experts said, while acknowledging that accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, despite vigilant attention.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - 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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