June 2015 Archive | What's New at Safekids Aotearoa


Entries for June 2015

Product recall: phil&teds for a teddy bear

A recall is being undertaken by phil&teds for a teddy bear given away to children who were patients at Wellington, Christchurch and Waikato Hospitals between 2010 and 2015. The bear’s fuzz may come loose and/or the seam may split exposing the filling material posing a potential choking hazard. For more information see the phil&teds website notice or download the recall notice

Children should STOP USING their ‘phil&teddy’ Teddy Bear and parents should DISPOSE of the bear.

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Media Release | New Zealand’s Child Injury Stats Revealed

Close to 40,000 children in New Zealand were admitted to hospital due to preventable injuries over a five year period (2008-2012).

Safekids Aotearoa has created infographics of recent unintentional and intentional child injury statistics available for each DHB area in the country.

As a nation, the majority or 97% of all child hospital admissions were classified as ‘unintentional Injuries’ – these include incidents such as motor vehicle crashes, falls and drowning. This is in contrast to assaults (1%) or self-harm (1%).

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Safekids News June 2015 is now available

Safekids News June 2015 is now available

In the latest edition of Safekids News (June 2015):

- New Zealand Celebrates Road Safety Week.

- UN, WHO's 10 Strategies for Road Safety.

- Trauma Update: Poisoning Related Admissions.

- Q&A: What are the leading causes of child 'unintentional' injury in NZ?

- 'Kunekune' Stories Helping Kids Travel Safely.

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