November 1, 2015
Kidsafe Victoria e-news November 2015

November e-news

Welcome to the November edition of Kidsafe’s e-news. To all our new subscribers from the recent PBC Expo- Welcome! Our monthly e-news provides you with the latest safety tips, information and product recalls. It will also keep you in the loop with what Kidsafe has been up to. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date too!

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National Kidsafe Day

On Tuesday the 27th October, we celebrated National Kidsafe Day and the 45th birthday of the Australian standard for child restraints.

Since the introduction of the standard in 1970, the rate of child fatalities from motor vehicle accidents has halved and serious injuries have been reduced by two thirds.

To celebrate, we held a number of competitions on the Kidsafe Australia Facebook page, including giveaways of child restraints from our friends at InfaSecure and Britax!

To find out more about how to keep your child safe in the car, please visit Also keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more competitions and giveaways!


 Kidsafe Launches Find A Fitter

Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new online child restraint fitting station database- a one stop shop for parents and carers looking for a child restraint fitter in their area.

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While child restraints are extremely important in keeping children safe in cars, evidence suggests that up to 70% of child restraints are fitted incorrectly. If a restraint is fitted or used incorrectly, it can increase the risk of injury for a child by up to 7 times in a crash.

To increase the number of children who are being transported safely, Kidsafe Victoria has launched to help parents and carers easily find a qualified child restraint fitter near them. Website users can simply enter their postcode and suburb and a list of child restraint fitters in their area will be displayed.

In order to be included on the listing, the fitters must adhere to a strict set of criteria created by Kidsafe Victoria, to ensure that parents and carers are receiving the best possible service.

To find out more, or to search for a fitter in your area, please visit


Pregnancy Baby and Child Expo

baby expoIt was great to see lots of new and expecting parents and carers at the Pregnancy, Baby and Child Expo this year!

The Expo was a great opportunity for us to meet everyone and provide you with some information, resources and plenty of tips and advice on a wide range of child prevention issues. If you missed out this year, pop the dates for the special edition expo in February 2016 into your diary now!

Save the date: Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 February, 2016.



 Product Recalls


Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as DAISO

A number of toys that were sold in Daiso stores around Victoria have been recalled, due to small parts that may detach and pose a potential choking hazard to young children. The toys that have been recalled include the Megaphone, the Stomping Elephant, the Submarine and the Tiger and Hippo toys. If you purchased any of these products, please stop using them immediately and return to the appropriate Daiso store for a full refund. More information is available at


recall2recall3Smiggle Pty Ltd – Original Spy Pen and Notebook Lock Holographic with Spy Pen

The twist top lid of the spy marker pen may become loose, giving young children access to the button batteries contained inside. If swallowed, button batteries can cause serious internal burns and even death to young children. Consumers should stop using the pen immediately and return to your nearest Smiggle store for a full refund. For more information, please visit


Modern Teaching Aids – TOLO Twist and Turn Rattle

recall4Due to a manufacturing fault, the small beads inside the rattle may come loose and pose a choking hazard to young children. If you have purchased this rattle, please stop using it immediately and return to place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, please visit