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• Fancy dress retailer Jokers’ Masquerade conducts own fire safety tests
• It finds that some school and sportswear burns faster than fancy dress costumes
• Children’s day wear is not subject to fire safety testing
• Factually inaccurate media reports confuse parents
• Counterfeit costumes present a further safety risk for consumers

Newbury, UK, 23 October 2015 – Jokers’ Masquerade, a leading online retailer of fancy dress costumes, has gone to extreme lengths to highlight dangerous inconsistencies in fire safety regulations that apply to children’s clothing. The retailer ignited a selection of various manufacturers’ children’s wear, including some of its own children’s fancy dress costumes, and filmed the results.

Jokers’ Masquerade’s complete range of EN71 part 2-compliant costumes meet UK fire safety standards and are deemed safe for sale, and yet managing director Mark Lewis believes that more needs to be done to improve...

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