Blu-tack banned in window explosion scare

| 07/06/2012

pack_today.jpg(Daily Telegraph): Pupils and teachers were banned from sticking their art work to windows with Blu-Tack by school health and safety officials claiming it could cause the glass to explode. he officials claimed that the sticky blue substance could combine with a chemical in the window to make glass shatter. They ordered all artwork to be removed from the windows. But the demand was debunked by the Government's new Myth Busters Challenge Panel – and the edict reversed. The panel, set up to probe over enthusiastic use of health and safety laws, checked the claim with Blu-tack's maker Bostik and were satisfied it was safe.

The Myth Busters told the private firm that runs the primary school in Perth and Kinross, Perthshire to remove the ban.

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