Children's Health & Safety Information
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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.
INFANT Car Seat Recall
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.
GRACO STROLLER & TRAVEL SYSTEMS RECALL
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.