Safe Kids Week

This Safe Kids Week, we want to remind you about products in your home like button batteries and certain corded window coverings that can be a risk for young children.

Here are some tips and links on how to use these products safely in your home:

Button batteries

  • Know which devices in your home use button batteries and regularly check that battery compartments are secure.
  • Store button batteries out of reach and sight of young children, and carefully dispose of used batteries right away.
  • Always supervise children when they use products containing button batteries.

Blinds and window coverings

  • Always keep cords out of the reach of children.
  • Never place cribs, beds, and playpens near a window where a child could reach a cord.
  • Replace old window coverings that have long accessible cords with safter options that don’t have exposed cords to reduce the risk of strangulation. Start with children’s rooms and places where children play.

Related links
Button batteries
Blind and window covering safety

Health Canada, Ontario Region