A CAMPAIGN by MP Mary Creagh was featured in a keynote speech at a conference on accident prevention.
Wakefield MP Ms Creagh, whose constituency includes Shelley and Denby Dale, opened the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) conference in Harrogate yesterday.
She explained to delegates the basis of her Hot Water Burns Like Fire campaign.
The campaign calls for Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs) to be fitted in all new and refurbished homes to set bath tap water temperature to a maximum of 48ºC.
TMVs became mandatory in new and refurbished homes in Scotland earlier this year, but there has been no change in regulations covering the rest of the UK.
RoSPA head of home injury prevention Dawn D'Caccia said figures showed burns and scalds are a serious issue among children.
She added: "RoSPA is supporting Mary Creagh's call for legislation.
"Water is often delivered to baths at dangerously high temperatures, as high as 70ºC in many cases, so it is not surprising that immersion in hot bath water is the most common cause of serious scalding injury."