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THE family of a toddler injured on a moving walkway has called for better safety measures.

Little Brock, 2, was a few steps ahead of his grandmother at the shopping complex at Mandurah Forum when he fell on the moving travellator as he went to exit.

“It just kept going and was cutting him,” Brock’s grandmother Mandy Naysmith told Perth Now.

“There was blood everywhere, and he was screaming.”

Security guards rushed to the little boy’s aid but his grandmother has since raised concerns about the “razor sharp” metal that cut the two-year-old.

Brock’s mum Liza Daniels said she was horrified to see her child’s injuries.

“All his hands are infected,” she said.

With her child now on antibiotics, Ms Daniels shared her son’s ordeal on social media, attracting comments for others about falls and near misses at the revamped complex.

A spokesperson says all travellators come with emergency stop buttons and anti-slip treatment.

The spokesperson said children are recommended to always hold an adult’s hand when on the moving machine.

Recently a UK mum shared a warning after her five-year-old son suffered horrific injuries when his shoes were caught in an escalator. Read more HERE>

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  • We’re sways careful a
    On escalators or travelatrs.

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  • Why would you let a toddler be in front of you , not beside you? If you are con cerned about the child letting go of your hand, put your fingers around the child’s wrist. You only to hold them firmily enough that they can’t pull their hand out. I know parents who have used this method and never hurt any of them.

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  • Travellators and escalators have certainly their dangers. You can choose to go by the normal stairs or lift or make sure always hold the hands of your little ones.

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  • Always hold their hand even though they try to get away!!

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  • I hope Little Brock will recover from this,wishing him all the best.

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  • This has always been my worry! Every time I see these escalators I just think of being caught like this..poor kid.

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  • I know it’s hard juggling loads of shopping and kids but, if you can’t hold their hand, make sure they stand only one step behind you so even if they do trip, they only fall into the back of you.

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  • Poor little guy. Hope he recovers quickly. How scary for him and grandma!

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  • That’s bad. As a mum, I know that sometimes your kids can get a little ahead of you even when you do try to stop them wandering off. Definitely something needs to be done.

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  • You should definitely hang on to a kid that small all the time! But my four year old trips up all the time even when I am holding his hand. He can still graze his knee and stuff when I catch him. If it happened on an escalator I’m not confident I could keep him 100% safe even though I wont let him go anywhere without holding my hand.

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  • I know that shopping centre but I hadn’t heard about this accident yet. Small kids should always hold an adult’s hand indeed. Poor child. What a fright for him and the grandmother!!

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  • I agree with nealsq. I hope this little boy is okay but I think this is more a lesson for the parents/grandparents rather than looking to blame the shopping centre.

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  • I never understood why parents or carers let children run off in front of them, kids are clumsy, either hold their hands or put them in a trolley or pram!

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