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About SickKids

October 5, 2009

The SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team wants to help you keep the young ones in your care from being scalded

Children are curious, but not yet able to understand the dangers in their environment. This is especially true of children three years old and younger who are most likely to be scalded.

The SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team is launching an awareness campaign to protect children from being scalded. Burn prevention posters will be distributed to schools, daycare centres and medical offices across Toronto. The campaign will run from Oct. 4 to 31. Community events at Toronto Fire training towers will take place between Oct. 4 and 8.

The Burn Prevention campaign will highlight four simple tips you can do to protect children from serious injury:

  • Lower your hot water temperature to 49°C/120°F.
  • Keep hot drinks away from your child.
  • Make sure your child is safe in the kitchen.
  • Stay with your child during bath time.

These burn-prevention tips will help keep children safe as they explore their environment.

To order your posters for placing in schools, day care centres or medical offices, call SickKids’ Burn Prevention Outreach Team at 416-813-4970. To print a poster, click here.

For more information about the campaign, please call the SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team at 416-813-4970.