Last night I turned on the tap to let the water heat up before I did the dishes. After a few minutes I absentmindedly stuck my fingers under the water to test the temperature. Well the water got hot a lot faster than I had anticipated and, let’s just say that a string of expletives followed. It’s so easy to forget that your tap water can hurt you. Did you know that every year thousands of people are seriously burned or even killed after being scalded by hot tap water? Neither did I until I had a chat with the helpful people at the Home Safety Council. They gave me some great suggestions for preventing hot water burns and told me about a new product that is pretty cool, especially if you are bathing young children. If the water gets dangerously hot the H2otStop anti-scald tub spout reduces the water flow to a trickle. When the water temperature cools to a safe temperature, usually in less than 30 seconds, the water flow resumes as normal. What an easy way to make sure your children are safe from burns when they’re in the tub.