Exhaust burns prompt law change

Contact burns account for 30% of all burns among children in Australia.

An average of 24 children presented to the burns unit of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, each year between 2008 and 2012 with motorcycle exhaust burns.

A retrospective case study, the subject of a letter to the MJA, found a total of 96 children – with a mean age of 8.6 years – were referred to the unit with burns from adult and children’s motorcycles during the four-year