Contact burns are common in young children. young children have the curiosity to explore things, they can get iron burns. Common causes of burns include leaving a child unattended while leaving a hot cloth iron or hair iron to cool.
It is also possible for adult using a cloth iron or a hair iron to suffer a burn. It is of great importance to avoid distractions (phone calls, conversations, television) while using any type of iron. It is also recommended that the iron be unplugged when not in use.
The surface area burned is small but it may be of concern depending upon the severity (see second degree burns and third degree burns)