The investigation found that the child was unlikely to have received an electric shock when he pulled on the supply cord of an alarm clock in a hotel bedroom as there was no evidence found of a fault with the cord anchorage provision or the supply cord. However the tension applied to the cord was not adequately absorbed by the cord anchorage provision of the clock radio and resulted in a short‑circuit of the supply conductors. This caused a loud bang and a electrical arc flash that blackened the child's fingers with carbon deposits. The child received precautionary medical attention. The safety condition of all other appliances was checked against the electrical in‑service safety standard and found to be satisfactory.