A product recall has been issued for Countdown — Halloween LED Spinning Wand. The product has been recalled because the wand may crack open when dropped, exposing the button cell batteries. Ingestion of button cell batteries by young children can cause internal burns which may lead to serious injuries or death.
A product recall has been issued for Royal & Well Booster Seat sold by Top Deal Store. The product has been recalled because the booster seats do not comply with the Land Transport Act and cannot be used legally. What to do if you have this product?
Stop using your booster seat immediately and contact Top Deal Store to arrange return of the seat and a full refund.
For the past nine years, Kimberley Clark (KC), as part of their sustainability programme, challenge themselves to make positive contributions to communities throughout New Zealand. For one day a year, KC staff down pens and pick up tools to help different community organisations in any way they can. Plunket has been fortunate to have KC volunteer their services for two initiatives – first, the makeover of the Plunket Waitemata Area Family Centre in 2009, and more recently, helping at Plunket’s first inaugural golf tournament.
We are delighted to renew our partnership with BNZ for a further three years. BNZ, as Plunket’s Principal Sponsor, has supported Plunket and its families since 2010. BNZ not only invests in the welfare of many families across New Zealand through Plunket, but provides professional expertise and volunteer support for Plunket staff and their various initiatives.
Sometimes we learn better by doing, and that was just what Kaipatiki Plunket parents in Glenfield Auckland had the opportunity to do recently at the first practical introduction to solids. The session, a joint initiative between the clinical team and community support, was designed to follow on from the Karitane introduction to solids session and allow parents to be hands-on and observe how to prepare their baby’s first foods. “We were hearing more and more often that parents didn’t have the skills or knowledge about how to prepare their baby’s first foods, and in our community a lot of new parents don’t have family support so they don’t have a mum or grandmother to ask for help,” says local Community Support Coordinator Raelene Fraser.
Play and learning for Northland children is getting a big boost thanks to Plunket. New pop-up playgroups will soon be set up in two Whangarei suburbs following Plunket winning a contract from the Ministry of Education. Additionally, two Far North Plunket playgroups have recently become Ministry certified groups – bringing the total to three including the one already established in Kerikeri.
Plunket believes there needs to be a whole-of-country response to improve the future for many Kiwi kids. Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu says the latest UN report shows New Zealand is making progress to meet its responsibilities as a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - but there is much more that can be done. “Plunket is particularly concerned about the growing inequity and issues related to poverty.