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On this website you will find information about current news and events, resources and information sheets to help keep children safe.

Child safety is an important issue and we hope this website will help spread the word to make Australia a safer place for children.


URGENT RECALL Star Wars Dyno Torch with Milk Chocolate Eggs​ (Sold at Big W)

Description of Product:  It is Star Wars branded display box containing a dyno torch and 3 milk chocolate eggs. 
The dyno torch is blue plastic with Star Wars decals on the front and back. The torch has a hand pump mechanism to generate light and contains 3 button cell batteries. 

If the torch is dropped on a hard surface the button cell batteries may be released. If young children gain access to the button batteries and ingest them, they may suffer internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death. In addition, the batteries may pose a choking hazard to young children.

Consumers should immediately stop using this item and return it to their nearest Big W store for a full refund.

For further information, contact Park Avenue Foods Pty Ltd on 03 9555 2096 or email sales@parkavenuefoods.com.au

Supplier: Park Avenue Foods Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product: Big W stores nationally

Product was sold nationally
Dates available for sale  15 January 2018 - 22 March 2018

Content and image sources:  Product Safety Australia



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New Window Safety Laws

 

A new law started on 13 March 2018 says that all strata buildings must ensure windows above ground floor do not open more than 12.5 cm. The property owner is responsible for providing window safety devices for rooms above the ground floor.

Falls are the most common cause of injury in every age group. Falls from windows and balconies can be especially serious. Do not rely on fly screens to prevent a child from falling through a window and keep windows locked to a maximum opening of 12.5 cm​ to keep children safe from falls.

For more tips on window safety click here or visit NSW Fair Trading.

(Image source NSW Fair Trading)

 


Child Safety Good Practice Guide

Kidsafe NSW, along with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and NeuRA, are proud to announce the launch of the Child Safety Good Practice Guide!  Kidsafe was created in response to the increasing number of children being unintentionally injured at home, on roads and at play.  Over the past ten years, these types of injuries have remained consistent. 

In response, NSW child safety and health experts have joined forces to develop this Australian-first resource.  This Guide has given us better understanding of where good progress has been made as well as highlighted areas of investment for the future. 

Click here for the full report.


 


Kidsafe NSW acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first inhabitants of New South Wales and the traditional custodians of the Country on which we live, learn, work and play. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and future.