Kidsafe NSW Inc. Newsletter
April 2015
2 Apr 2015

In This Issue


Quad Bike Safety

With the commencement of the NSW school holidays, many families will be planning outdoor activities for their children. In light of increasing cases of quad bike-related accidents, Kidsafe NSW would like to reinforce that children under the age of 16 should not ride quad bikes or be carried as passengers on quad bikes. 

Safety concerns with portable butane gas cookers

The NSW Department of Fair Trading has recently issued a ban on portable butane burners (also known as portable gas barbeques) after the product failed to meet safety standards. 

Keeping up to date with swimming pool safety - new guidelines for portable (inflatable) pools

Inflatable pools can be a great idea for parents to keep their children entertained at home during school holidays and as such, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the safety measures required to keep children safe around pools. 

ISOFIX-Compatible Child Restraints to be available in Australia

A new safety standard which permits the use of ISOFIX-compatible child restraints has been introduced to Australia. 

Top tether strap
Top tether strap
Isofix attachment
Isofix attachment
Isofix anchor
Isofix anchor

You’ve changed your clock – have you changed your smoke alarm battery?

The approach of winter signals the time to check that your smoke alarms are working and in good condition. 

Water beads – a choking hazard

A few businesses are marketing water beads (also known as water absorbing polymer beads) to young children as sensory toys but families are urged to stay away from them after several children have been hospitalised for ingesting the small beads. 

Kids in hot cars – Look before you leave!

As parents and carers, we can get caught up in errands in our daily lives which means we always have to be on the run. However one of the dangers is that we might accidentally leave children unsupervised, particularly in hot cars. 

Stay Safe this Easter!

The Team at Kidsafe NSW would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter holiday!

The office at Kidsafe House will be closed Friday 3rd April and Monday 6th April. 

Kidsafe NSW
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Phone: 02 9845 0890
Kidsafe NSW Inc.

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