Due to the ever-increasing importance of children's health issues, Children's Health and Safety Association's mission is to continue the work that Children's Safety Association of Canada has accomplished for the past twenty years and provide up-to-date and vital health information for every concerned parent.
Our children's eating habits have changed so much that heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and a myriad of other adult diseases are plaguing them at an unforeseen rate - and the statistics are staggering. One in four young children in Canada is overweight or obese and only 7% get the recommended sixty minutes of exercise daily. We will address children's health issues and concerns as a proactive measure to help sustain children's health and well-being and exemplify why parents can no longer afford to be complacent with processed food.
We are proud of the great strides that Canadians have made towards the reduction of children's preventable accidents. Sadly, even now, more children die from preventable injuries in Canada than from all childhood diseases combined. The most devastating and emotionally unyielding situation that a parent can experience is the loss of a child. Despite the overwhelming desire for parents to keep their children safe, injuries and fatalities occur at an alarming rate, generally because during our busy lives we forget some basic safety rules.
We believe the most effective way of instilling positive change for children's health and safety is through awareness and information programs. Our mission is to provide as much information to as many parents as possible for the safety and well-being of children everywhere.
It is our objective to become the best and most reputable network for all businesses that want to take a stand and make a difference in this world, by not only providing them with a website where they can introduce their products and services but also an authentic and unwavering platform from which their voices can be heard. It is through our collective integrity that we unite together with one strong voice to make this world a better and safer place for our children.
Our children are our future. The safe guards that we provide for them now will support and strengthen their growing years. Together - let's endeavour to be the best that we can be.
We hope you will support our program as we take pride in continuing the legacy and mission of Children's Safety Association of Canada.
July 19, 2015 - A four-year-old boy fell from a 15th floor window yesterday in Toronto. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital where he subsequently died of his injuries.
The boy was playing with his mother’s cellphone when he climbed onto a surface in the apartment and fell through the window. The adults were in another room at the time of the incident.
Safety locks were installed on all the windows in the building two years ago so it is not clear how the boy fell out of the window. Some residents remove the safety locks to add air conditioning units.
The president of the Building’s Tenant Association stated that every unit will be inspected to ensure that safety locks are in place.
Toddlers are natural climbers. We highly recommend that you keep all furniture away from the proximity of windows.
June 13, 2015 Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling two lots (2857508 and 2857505) of Allerject (0.15 mg / 0.15 mL auto-injector) due to a defect with the needle that may not deliver the epinephrine needed for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions. Anaphylaxis can pose serious health risks and death.
The dosage strength for this pre-filled, single-use auto injector is intended for use in children weighing between 15 kg and 30 kg. The affected lots were distributed starting June 1, 2015.
Parents and caregivers of children using this product are advised to check the lot numbers of their Allerject and return all affected product to their pharmacy for replacement.
To report side effects call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345 or visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.
March 24, 2015 – A three-year-old child escaped serious injury after falling from the second-storey window of an apartment building in Wichita, Kansas.
Warm weather encourages people to open their windows. Window screens are not intended to protect your children from falling out of a window. To prevent serious injury or death, we highly recommend you install safety devices or latches on your windows. A window guard or window stop will prevent your windows from opening beyond 4".
Toddlers are natural climbers. As a safety precaution, please remember to keep all furniture away from the proximity of windows. To read comprehensive information on window safety, please click on Are Your Windows Safe?
February 3, 2015 - Every child that has died from a preventable accident would be standing up with us in support of Nationwide’s courageous endeavour to attain global awareness. For this reason alone, Nationwide wins our vote of approval. Preventable injuries remain the leading cause of death and disability among children worldwide according to the Canadian Paediatric Society.
By 2020, analytical and statistical data project that 8.4 million deaths caused by injury will occur annually compared to 5 million in 1990, making injury the greatest single cause of loss of life – especially among children and adolescents. According to the World Health Organization's 2008 World Report, 950,000 children aged 17 and under were killed by an injury and 87% of these were due to unintentional and preventable causes. We will be addressing this profound topic, once again, in our next edition of E-Magazine for March 1, 2015. For immediate information, please read Child and Youth Injury Report.
January 21, 2015 - Health Canada is recalling more than 6,000 Learning Curve VIA 1470C infant car seats that were sold from June 2011 to March 2014. While there are no reported injuries, they do not meet safety standards for head and chest injury limits.The model #, item #, manufacture date code and words ‘Learning Curve’ appear on the sticker on the back of the car seat and the brand name, 'The First Years', can be found on the visor, while the brand name 'Lamaze' is written on the front of the car seat. To obtain a list of all model #’s and brand names, click on Health Canada's website.
November 20, 2014 - Health Canada announced today the recall of 8 single-occupant stroller models manufactured by Graco Children’s Products due to a folding hinge that poses a risk to children's fingers. While there have been no reports of injuries in Canada, several children in the U.S. have lost fingertips or parts of a finger. The recalled Graco products include: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Literider, Sierra, Sterling and other travel systems that were sold in Canada from August 2000 to November 2014.
If you own of these Graco strollers or travel system products, please call 1-800-667-8184 immediately for a free repair kit, which will be available at the beginning of December. The model number and date of manufacture can be located on the stroller’s tubing frame.
Health Canada recommends that while caregivers are waiting for a repair kit, exercise extreme caution when unfolding the stroller ensuring the hinges are firmly locked before placing your child in the stroller.
Over 200,000 of these strollers were purchased in Canada.