Child Safety Day
Making homes safer together
Nationwide Child Safety Day on June 10, 2019.
The Child Safety Day has been run by the Federal Working Group "Mehr Sicherheit für Kinder e.V." (More Safety for Children) since the year 2000. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.
For the Child Safety Day 2019, the Federal Working Group (BAG) and its cooperation partners have joined forces to achieve more safety in the home. To this end, they will present, amongst other things, a new study on how parents assess safety levels in their own four walls.
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Carelessly stored medicines can pose risks to children. To protect children from these risks, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) records cases of poisoning and product formulations in a poison information database. The BfR also forwards product formulations to the Poison Centers of the respective Laender for emergency counseling in cases of poisoning so that advice and treatment can be provided as soon as possible on the basis of the information received.
In 2016 alone - and despite all efforts, statistics from the Federal Statistical Office recorded almost 1,500 cases of poisoning caused by drugs in children aged 0 to 4 years. And those figures could only consider cases that were treated in German hospitals.
Blister packs protected by CRSF Labels
Young children often mistake medicine for candy.
In their thirst for discovery and imitation, small children quickly put themselves at risk. To prevent accidents of this kind, Faubel has developed the CRSF label, a sophisticated labeling solution that wraps around the blister pack to prevent young children from opening it. Thanks to its mechanical and logical barrier levels, the CRSF label meets the highest safety rating while remaining easy to open for senior citizens.