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Incorrectly restrained children at risk of serious injury or death

Kidsafe Victoria has issued a red alert at the beginning of October, Safety Month, about the importance of parents correctly restraining their children in motor vehicles. This follows recent reports from the NSW Office of State Revenue that approximately 7 parents / carers have been fined each day in NSW since the new child restraint laws were introduced.

Hire for Baby branches across Victoria and South Australia have joined Kidsafe in their quest and will be generously donating $5 from the cost of every child restraint fitting or check, to Kidsafe during the month of October, in the lead up to National Kidsafe Day (October 23 rd).

This service will provide parents and carers with the opportunity to ensure their child restraints are correctly fitted and reduce the risk of injury while also supporting the valuable work of Kidsafe!

Robert Caulfield, President of Kidsafe Victoria said, “Correctly fitted and used child restraints and booster seats can reduce child death and serious injury by up to 70% in the case of a road crash.”

“Children can’t always protect themselves due to their size and capabilities; therefore it is essential that the community play their part to ensure that children are kept safe around roads and in the car.”

For more information regarding restraint fittings and checks please contact participating Hire for Baby locations listed below.

EVENT ENTRY:

Have you checked your child restraint lately? During October, Safety Month, as part of the lead up to National Kidsafe Day (to be held Tuesday October 23rd), Hire for Baby branches in South Australia and Victoria are generously donating $5 from the cost of every restraint fitting and check to Kidsafe.

With as many as 70% of children suggested to be restrained incorrectly and at risk of serious injury or death, what better time for parents and carers to ensure their child restraints are correctly fitted, reduce the risk of injury and support Kidsafe at the same time! For a full listing of participating Hire for Baby locations please view the list below.

Media enquiries:

Ron Smith- 0417 329 201

Marianna Barba-1300 363 755 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Victoria

·         Melbourne North – 03 9372 2000 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Ballarat – 0409 800 517 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Bass Coast – 0401 198 654 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Bayside – 03 90101 6177 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Bendigo – 03 9018 7855 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Berwick – 0422 095 889 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Caroline Springs – 03 9018 7040 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Craigieburn – 03 9016 4420 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Cranbourne – 0422 095 889 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Croydon – 03 9016 3944 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Eltham – 03 9016 4464 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Frankston- 03 9005 8440 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Geelong Northern – 03 5282 6524 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Geelong Southern Region – 0411 802 020 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Kew – 03 9819 7813 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Latrobe Valley – 03 5122 3730

·         Mernda – 03 97173473 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Metro East – 03 9018 6780 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Mornington Peninsula – 0405 480 685 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Point Cook – 03 9395 6282 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Shepparton – 03 5831 1249 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Sunbury – 03 9018 7724 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         South Melbourne – 03 9010 5010 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Vermont- Outer East – 03 8802 4553 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Yarra Ranges – 03 9018 7078 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South Australia

·         Adelaide Airport & Glenelg – 08 8376 4446 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Adelaide East- Tusmore – 0417 853 097 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Adelaide Hills – 08 7200 4544 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Adelaide Northern – 08 8258 9558 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Adelaide South – 08 8322 8278 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Newton – 08 8121 6080 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·         Gawler – 08 8523 3035 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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