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GRAPHIC: Horror as two year old gets her eyelid HOOKED on clothing rail

A mother is urging upmarket fashion store Calvin Klein to redesign their displays after

Poppy Cooper's eye was injured on a hook on a clothing rail (PICTURED) in Calvin Klein in Ashford, Kent.  A distraught mother is sending out a safety warning after her toddler’s eye was badly injured on a hook on the end of a clothing rail.  See MASONS story MNEYE.  Two-year-old Poppy Cooper needed surgery on her eyelid after the horrific accident, which took place at the Calvin Klein store, at the Ashford Designer Outlet, in Kimberley Way.  Days later, she is still unable to open her eye, which is swollen and very sore.  The accident happened on Saturday when Poppy, who was with her mum, dad Ryan and sister Emie, walked into the bottom row of rails, which were displaying underwear.  Her eyelid became stuck on the end of the hook and she started screaming immediately.  Poppy was eventually released and an ambulance was called.  She was taken to A&E at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital, where a scan revealed a cut inside her upper eyelid.  She stayed overnight and had surgery on Sunday.

Poppy’s eye was injured on a hook on a clothing rail in Calvin Klein

her two year-old daughter horrifically HOOKED her eyelid on an underwear rail.

Little Poppy Cooper was out shopping with her mum Jenny, dad Ryan and sister Emie when she walked into the low-level rack.

Her left eyelid became stuck on the upturned hook at the end of the rail and she started screaming.

Frantic Jenny tried to pull her free as she started bleeding and her other daughter began crying at the sight.

Distressed Poppy was eventually released and an ambulance was called to the store at the Ashford Designer Outlet in Kent.

She was taken to A&E at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where a scan revealed a cut inside her upper eyelid.

She stayed overnight and had surgery the following day and is now back home in the town.

But days later she is still unable to open her eye, which is swollen and very sore.

Beautician Jenny, 33, says: “The hook was under her eyelid. Her eyelid was the shape of the square bit.

“I pulled her but it was stuck. She was screaming and there was blood everywhere. My other daughter was in a state.

Poppy Cooper whose eye was injured on a hook on a clothing rail in Calvin Klein in Ashford, Kent.  A distraught mother is sending out a safety warning after her toddler’s eye was badly injured on a hook on the end of a clothing rail.  See MASONS story MNEYE.  Two-year-old Poppy Cooper needed surgery on her eyelid after the horrific accident, which took place at the Calvin Klein store, at the Ashford Designer Outlet, in Kimberley Way.  Days later, she is still unable to open her eye, which is swollen and very sore.  The accident happened on Saturday when Poppy, who was with her mum, dad Ryan and sister Emie, walked into the bottom row of rails, which were displaying underwear.  Her eyelid became stuck on the end of the hook and she started screaming immediately.  Poppy was eventually released and an ambulance was called.  She was taken to A&E at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital, where a scan revealed a cut inside her upper eyelid.  She stayed overnight and had surgery on Sunday.

Poppy after the horrific accident

“We are praying for the best but her eye is still very swollen.

“We cried all weekend – I just wanted to swap places with Poppy.”

She adds”It doesn’t feel real if I’m honest.

“I have always been paranoid about the end of the railings.”

Worried mum Jenny said Poppy can still only open her eye a little bit and surgeons have warned she might not be able to open it at all.

She said: “The surgeon said the muscle might be too damaged for her to open the eye and I thought ‘how is that any better?’ than her losing her sight.

“We had been waiting four days for her to move her eye and it felt like time was going slower than it ever had done in my life.”

She says Poppy is still not able to eat properly after the surgery.

Jenny adds: “She is only taking bottles but she won’t eat anything because I think the general anaesthetic is making her tummy feel funny.”

Jenny and Ryan, 31, a civil servant, are now calling for a review of the shop’s layout as they fear another child will get hurt.

She said: “Walking towards the railings, you cannot see where the bar and hangers begin.

“I called the store on Monday to say I was worried and they said they were doing an incident report.

“They need rubber on the ends of the rails or something bright, so people can see where they start.”

A Calvin Klein spokesman said: “We take these matters very seriously.

“We regret the incident and are working towards a resolution with the parties involved.”

Poppy Cooper whose eye was injured on a hook on a clothing rail in Calvin Klein in Ashford, Kent - Pictured with mum Jenny and dad Ryan, post operation.  A distraught mother is sending out a safety warning after her toddler’s eye was badly injured on a hook on the end of a clothing rail.  See MASONS story MNEYE.  Two-year-old Poppy Cooper needed surgery on her eyelid after the horrific accident, which took place at the Calvin Klein store, at the Ashford Designer Outlet, in Kimberley Way.  Days later, she is still unable to open her eye, which is swollen and very sore.  The accident happened on Saturday when Poppy, who was with her mum, dad Ryan and sister Emie, walked into the bottom row of rails, which were displaying underwear.  Her eyelid became stuck on the end of the hook and she started screaming immediately.  Poppy was eventually released and an ambulance was called.  She was taken to A&E at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital, where a scan revealed a cut inside her upper eyelid.  She stayed overnight and had surgery on Sunday.

Brave Poppy recovering with her parents

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