Welcome to the July edition of Kidsafe Victoria’s e-news. This month we have a story about farm safety and how an innocent looking crop of lentils landed five year old Denzel in hospital, some safety tips for anyone who is heading to the snow and a special offer from our friends at National Storage. We also have some information on the most recent product recalls. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for regular safety tips and updates – happy reading and stay safe!
National Farm Safety Week - Keeping Kids Safe on Farms
Farms are exciting places for children to live, grow and explore, however they can also provide unique environments and injury hazards. Farms typically combine the family home and an industrial workplace, which means children are exposed to a wide range of hazards that aren’t present in urban home environments.
A recent report from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit revealed that child (0-14 years) injury related death rates in outer regional areas of Victoria are four times that of rates for children in major cities. The report also reveals that injury related ambulance attendance, emergency department presentation and hospital admission rates are all higher for children in inner and outer regional areas.
National Farm Safety Week was held from 21st - 26th July to raise awareness of farm safety issues across Australia. As part of the week, Kidsafe Victoria ran a number of media and social media activities to promote farm safety messages, including a blog with the story of how an innocent looking lentil crop landed five year old Denzel in hospital for three days. To read more about Denzel’s story, check out our blog here.
Are you planning a trip to the snow with the kids before the end of winter? Snow sports are great fun, however there is a risk of injury, particularly for children who may be inexperienced.
Skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing are the most common snow sports where children are injured - the majority of injuries occur from falls and collisions with objects or other people.
The good news is there are some simple tips that you can follow to prevent snow sport injuries and help to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time on the slopes:
- Always supervise children closely
- Ensure your child is wearing appropriate and correctly fitted safety gear.
- Enrol your child in a class led by a qualified instructor so they can learn the basics.
- Match your child’s level of experience to the activity; separate beginners from the more experienced. Do not progress your child to a more difficult run until they have developed the necessary skills and confidence.
- Always check for environmental hazards with resort operators and remain aware of weather conditions.
Click here to read more about how to keep your kids safe at the snow.
National Storage Clayton have been a supporter of Kidsafe Victoria for the past two years, providing us with much needed storage space to house all of our brochures, posters, fact sheets and publications. This month they have a special offer for all of our subscribers!
National Storage Offer for Kidsafe Victoria Supporters
We have an ongoing partnership with Kidsafe Victoria which we are truly grateful to have such an amazing team to help and work alongside with. We would love to offer the community at Kidsafe a tailored storage offer to help the families at Kidsafe Victoria!
When you sign up you’ll receive the second month at no cost… THAT’S RIGHT… a complimentary month on National Storage Clayton!! We will also throw in a complimentary moving pack valued at $61.00… but it’s on the house! Terms and conditions do apply and a once off $22.00 admin fee will apply when you move in.
National Storage is one of Australasia’s largest self-storage providers, tailoring self-storage solutions to residential and commercial customers at over 140 storage centres across Australia and New Zealand.
We offer storage from your divine wine which is kept in our temperatured controlled wine fridges to keeping your vintage cars and boats in our hardstand spaces.
National Storage Clayton is located on Princes hwy right in front of IKEA.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the centre on 9540 3459 or come in and speak to our Manager Sheridan Dirckze or Assistant Michelle Cole.
Danish by Design — Done by Deer Melamine Contour Plate
One batch of the product has been found to be too high in melamine which means that the product may not be suitable for contact with food. Consumers should check underneath the plate for the batch number. If their batch number is 104520417, contact Danish by Design to receive a full refund or exchange for another design that is not affected. For further information, please click here
Our Little Helpers — Wooden Fox, Wooden Heart, Wooden Cloud and Wooden Ring Teething Toys
The wooden shapes attached to the teething toys are smaller than the mandatory standard for children’s toys up to and including 36 months of age. The wooden shapes may get lodged in an infant's throat and could pose a choking or suffocation hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the teething toys and contact Our Little Helpers for a full refund. For further information, please click here.
Big W — Tinkers Drawing Board Table and Chairs
In some circumstances the chairs may break. If the chair breaks whilst in use, this could cause a serious injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any BIG W store for a full refund. For further information, please click here.
Melijoe — Checked 2-Piece Pyjama Set Petit Bateau
The garments do not carry the fire hazard information label as required by the mandatory standard. Parents and carers may not be aware of the fire hazard and infants may be at risk of burn injury as a result. Consumers should stop using the product and contact customer service via email to arrange a free shipping return label and a full refund. For further information, please click here