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Choking prevention & hazards: children | Raising Children Network

Choking hazards for babies and children include anything smaller than a 20-cent coin. Cut food into small pieces and keep small objects away from children.

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Chemical hazards & injuries | Product Safety Australia

Many common products contain chemicals that can be hazardous if used incorrectly. Consumers should understand the risks and practice safe use of products that contain chemicals to avoid serious injuries.

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Ceiling fan injury hazard | Product Safety Australia

Children can be injured by ceiling fans, especially in the warmer months. Parents and carers should take steps to ensure children are not able to come into contact with ceiling fans. Hazards Injuries to children can include lacerations, abrasions and skull fractures. These injuries are most commonly sustained to the scalp, chin, face, forehead and temple. Some children

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Bushfire aftermath - safety tips - Better Health Channel

Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards.

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Water expanding toys & products | Product Safety Australia

Water expanding products can pose a choking hazard, always keep them out of reach of young children.

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Safer homes for children

Most childhood injury occurs in the home. Different hazards come into play depending on the developmental age of the children involved so parents and carers need to constantly update their awareness of the potential dangers and how to minimise them.

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Making Your Home Safe Before Moving a Child From a Cot to a Bed | Red Nose

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Flammable clothing

Flammable clothing is clothing that is made of material that catches alight easily.

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Child safety at home: checklist | Raising Children Network

Ensure child safety at home with supervision and simple safety precautions. Get practical tips to make your home safe, fun and stimulating for your child.

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Dolls | Product Safety Australia

Use our tips for buying and using dolls to help protect your child from cuts, splinters and choking hazards.

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