Welcome to the February edition of Kidsafe Victoria’s e-news. This month we will be announcing the winners of our primary school Farm Safety Creative Competition. We also have details about how you can do a FREE first aid course, information on the Victorian Government’s ‘Look Before You Lock’ campaign and the most recent product recalls. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for regular safety tips and updates – happy reading and stay safe!
Farm Safety Creative Competition
Throughout term 3 and 4, with the support of WorkSafe Victoria, Kidsafe ran a farm safety creative competition for Victorian primary school aged children. As part of the campaign, students were invited to create a video, illustrated story or poster around the theme of 'staying safe on the farm'. We received many great entries from primary schools across the state covering water safety, hazards posed by animals, safety around machinery and more. You can view the winning entries here. Also keep an eye out on our social media for posts featuring the winning entries!
Free First Aid Courses!
Our friends at Tiny Hearts First Aid are offering 5,000 lucky parents and caregivers FREE baby and child first aid training across South East and North West Melbourne!
Through their courses, Tiny Hearts will empower you with the knowledge of first aid and educate you with the skill to decide when and when not to go to ED - or even when to simply just treat at home!
Don’t miss out on this incredible offer and book yourself in at www.tinyheartsfirstaid.com/fundedcourse
Look Before You Lock Campaign
A new campaign has been launched by the Victorian Government which reminds parents and carers that anyone can accidentally leave their child in a car.
The ‘Look Before You Lock’ campaign highlights how extreme exhaustion, stress or a change in routine can all interfere with a person's short term memory.
The campaign encourages parents and carers to develop new habits to minimise the risk, such as leaving your handbag, phone or wallet on the backseat and creating a mental list of the things to check each time they leave the car e.g. baby, keys, wallet, phone.
For more information and tips on how to create a safer routine, please visit education.vic.gov.au/looklock
Toys "R" Us — SmarTrike 700 Smartfold
When the product is folded into the 6 months+ mode it does not comply with mandatory standards. The product also does not come with the required brake, tether strap and warning labels. If the product does not have the required safety features and warning labelling, it may not be used correctly, posing a risk of injury to the child. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Toys “R” Us to arrange the return of the product and a full refund. For further information please click here.
Danish by Design Pty Ltd — Troll Mattress for Nicole, Sun and Lukas Cots
Some Troll mattresses to suit Nicole, Sun and Lukas cots may be undersized. Only undersized mattresses are recalled. Undersized mattresses that result in a gap greater than 4cm between the cot and the mattress do not comply with mandatory standards. Gaps between the mattress and cot that are greater than 4cm can cause a risk of entrapment.
For further information on checking if your mattress is compliant - or to arrange a replacement if necessary - please click here.
Baby Play Set windup baby mobile (sold at Shopper Variety)
The toys may not comply with mandatory safety standards. Small parts may detach from the products and pose a potential choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information please click here.