2007 News Archives

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31/10/2007 - National report cards pinpoint options for child safety

The European Child Safety Alliance will launch a major review of child safety in 18 countries in Europe on Tuesday, 20 November 2007. The launch will take place in the European Parliament, Brussels and will be hosted by MEP Arlene McCarthy, Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.


25/10/2007 - WHO publishes new standard for documenting the health of children and youth

24 October 2007 GENEVA/VENICE -- WHO publishes the first internationally agreed upon classification code for assessing the health of children and youth in the context of their stages of development and the environments in which they live.


17/10/2007 - Matell toy recalls lead to a review of current EU toys safety control

The toy recalls announced in Europe by Mattel Inc. in August and September, concerning excessive lead levels and lose magnets, have generated a lot of media attention and the issue has been fiercely debated by Members of the European Parliament.


12/07/2007 - Commission meeting of Expert Group on Toy Safety

At the March meeting of the European Commission's Expert Group on Toy Safety, participants were informed that all parts of the revision of the Toy Safety Directive have now been settled with the exception of the chemicals part.


12/07/2007 - RoSPA international conference to promote play in the great outdoors

More playgrounds should take their inspiration from the natural environment, was the message at the International Play Safety Conference hosted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents on June 14.


27/06/2007 - Children's Environment and Health Awards announced in Vienna

The winners of the Pan-European Children's Environment and Health Awards were announced at the Intergovernmental Midterm Review (IMR) conference in Vienna on 13 June.


27/06/2007 - Awards for Alliance members

At the Children's Environment and Health Awards announced in Vienna on 13 June, two Alliance members won prizes in the 'Protection from injuries' category.


26/06/2007 - Children's Environment and Health Awards announced in Vienna

The winners of the Pan-European Children's Environment and Health Awards were announced at the Intergovernmental Midterm Review (IMR) conference in Vienna on 13 June.


13/06/2007 - Ministerial report back for the Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE)

June 13 to 15, 2007, was the interim report back for the 53 Member States of the WHO Euro region since the signing of the declaration and commitment to the Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) some 2 years ago in Budapest.


12/06/2007 - Ministerial report back for the Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE)

June 13 to 15, 2007 was the interim report back for the 53 Member States of the WHO Euro region since the signing of the declaration and commitment to the Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) some 2 years ago in Budapest.


12/06/2007 - Children and violence

In coordination with the European Child Safety Alliance spring meeting a child and violence seminar was hosted by Safe Kids Austria on June 12, 2007.


29/05/2007 - European Parliament votes against Lulling report on minimum excise duties on alcohol

Eurocare Press Release


09/05/2007 - Child Road Safety activities in Cyprus

In support of the UN Global Road Safety Week 2007a number of child road safety activities have been initiated by the Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Childhood Injuries in Cyprus.


24/04/2007 - Harm done by alcohol to children fact sheet

More than 7 million children in the EU (9%) live in families adversely affected by alcohol


24/04/2007 - European child road safety press release and fact sheet

Released in Brussels on 24 April, 2007


24/04/2007 - Alcohol in Europe:Towards a sustainable alcohol policy in Europe

Alcohol in Europe:Towards a sustainable alcohol policy in Europe, 25c April, 2007


05/04/2007 - Child Safety Action Plans

With the official funding for the Child Safety Action Plan (CSAP) project ending March 31, 2007, country partners are busy working on moving as far along their action planning process as possible.


05/04/2007 - UK Government must heed call to stop childhood accidents

RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, is urging the UK Government to stop the unnecessary suffering caused by accidents to two million children each year by backing recommendations in a new report from the Audit Commission and Healthcare Commission.


05/04/2007 - Child Road Safety

Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death and severe injuries among children aged 0–14 years and are the cause for 34% of child injury deaths annually. This includes pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle passengers.


21/03/2007 - EU requires cigarette lighters to be child-resistant

Commission Decision enhances consumer safety by requiring that, as of 14 March 2007, cigarette lighters that are dangerous to children are no longer placed on the European marketplace


04/01/2007 - Stopping violence against children

WHO update


02/01/2007 - What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)?

New research shows that excessive noise exposure is one of the leading causes of hearing loss among children 1 to 10 years of age.


02/01/2007 - Home Safety Campaign launched

The European Child Safety Alliance's steering committee met in Brussels November 30 to launch their home safety campaign across Europe.


02/01/2007 - Strategic child injury action advances

The European Child Safety Alliance partners participating in the Child Safety Action Plan project met for the last time in Brussels at the end of November to discuss progress toward their national plans.


02/01/2007 - Evaluation of legislation and Government policy in child injury prevention and safety promotion in Poland

In Poland injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children.

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