The purple curtains in your home will soon be your friends, but they might not be your best friend if they are made of a material that is not safe for children to play with.
It has been discovered that the material is too fragile to be safely used in children’s play.
The material has been banned in the UK for use by babies under two and is a favourite of the child protection charity Just Kids.
The materials have been used in the curtains at a number of venues including museums and children’s centres and the problem is getting worse.
The curtains at some centres have been made from aluminium foil and are therefore made of the same material as other curtains but have been painted purple and used for curtains at another children’s centre.
However, the panels have been found to have cracks and the cracks are wider than normal.
In the case of the blue curtain at the University of Exeter, there were cracks in the panel where the metal is bonded together, and in some cases the glue was not properly applied.
The problem is not limited to curtains, but also the curtains of a number other venues including a theatre, a children’s school, and a childrens museum.
The Department of Health is advising that it is too early to comment on the possible hazards posed by the material and it is recommended that children play with the material in a safe manner.