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Kidsafe Victoria e-news August 2016

August e-news

Welcome to the August edition of Kidsafe’s e-news and welcome to our new subscribers from the Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo! We hope our e-newsletter can provide you with some helpful child safety information. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss a tip!

Pregnancy babies and Children's Expo

Welcome to all of our new subscribers from the Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo last weekend! The Kidsafe Vic team had a great time meeting you all and answering your child safety questions. We also handed out thousands of child safety resources to new and expectant parents!

Find-A-Fitter

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Child restraints can be tricky. Evidence suggests that up to 70% of child restraints in Australia are fitted incorrectly and having an incorrectly installed child restraint increases the risk of serious injury by up to 7 times in a crash.

The best way to ensure your child restraint is installed correctly and that your child is as safe as possible, is to have the seat fitted by a professional. But how do you find a credible child restraint fitter in your area?

Find-A-Fitter is an online database of credible Victorian child restraint fitters that adhere to Kidsafe Victoria’s strict criteria. Type in your suburb and postcode, or use the ‘Locate Me’ function to the find the fitting service closest to you: www.findafitter.com.au

The Find A Fitter website also has useful information on what to expect when visiting a professional child restraint fitter and links to resources to help you continue to choose and use your child restraint correctly.

Position Vacant - National Corporate Patnerships manager

Kidsafe Australia is seeking a part time Corporate Partnerships Manager who will be responsible for identifying, attracting, securing and retaining strong financial support from the business sector. This newly created position will play a vital role in ensuring the growth of Kidsafe Australia through the procurement and development of strong and lasting relationships with corporate partners nationally. If you are based in Melbourne or Sydney and this sounds like the perfect position for you, please view the position description for more details.

Meet Graham

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Graham might look strange, but he is the only ‘person’ who is built to survive on our roads. The TAC created Graham to demonstrate exactly why the human body isn’t equipped to survive a car accident.

Unlike Graham, we do not have reinforced ribs that can protect our organs, or an extra thick scull to protect our brains from the impact of a car. Unlike Graham, we have necks that can break.

The TAC hopes that Graham will create discussions about road safety and what we can do to curb Australia’s growing road toll.

For information on how to keep your children safe while on the road, please visit: http://www.kidsafevic.com.au/road-safety

Product Recalls

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Tommee Tippee Super Soft Comforter Age 12m+
The Tommee Tippee comforters sold at Coles, Woolworths, Big W and other retailers are being recalled due to a choking hazard. Customers should stop using the comforter immediately and visit productsafety.gov.au for information on how to receive a full refund.  

 

image5Big W — Finding Dory Under the Sea Light Up Treasure Chest
The battery compartment lid may become loose and expose the button batteries inside. Stop using the treasure chest and return it your nearest Big W store for a full refund. For more information, please visit productsafety.gov.au