Parents warned about the dangers of loom bands

Loom bands
(Last Updated On: July 11, 2014)

A Westcountry doctor has warned of the dangers of loom bands after they cut off the circulation in a childs fingers.

The loom band craze has been sweeping the country, with adults and kids making the bracelets made from small elastic bands.

A doctor revealed on Facebook that one child could have lost his fingers after he fell asleep with one of the bands wrapped around his fingers.

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Fortunately the child was checked on  half an hour after going to bed and was found with purple/blue fingertips where the bands had cut off his circulation.

Another child was blinded in one eye when a band accidentally got flicked in his eye. The incident caused a blood clot – leaving him completely blind in his left eye – The boy is waiting for an operation to restore his sight.

Some schools have already banned them.

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