In the last three years London’s fire crews have been called out to:

  • 18 incidents involving children with their heads stuck in potties or toilet seats
  • Five incidents involving people’s hands being stuck in shredders
  • 79 incidents involving people being trapped in handcuffs
  • Nine instances of men with rings stuck on their penises
  • Four incidents where people had their hands stuck in blenders
  • 17 incidents involving children with their fingers stuck in toys, including one with Lego stuck on his finger.

Prior to that three year span, the London fire crews were also called on to help:

  • A man with his penis stuck in a toaster
  • A man with his arm stuck in a Portaloo
  • A child with its hand trapped in a sweet machine
  • A child with its head trapped in an ironing board
  • An adult stuck in a child’s toy car
  • A child with its head stuck in a massage chair
  • A child with its foot stuck in a brass vase
  • Someone with a test tube stuck on their finger
  • A child with a tambourine stuck on its head
  • A man with a sewing machine needle stuck in his finger.
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Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social at R/GA. Co-founder of Blogs with Balls and future owner of the MLB's Austin Bats.

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