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Grip Safe


The Grip Safe  is a novel and simple idea to deter children from opening cupboards or drawers without drilling holes.

  • Remove your current handles or pulls and replace by sliding in the Grip Save plate through the existing hole.
  • From the outside you will see a flush 2cm  diametre disc and nothing sticking out for a child to grab.
  • Open by touching the Magnet Grip Key, (which you store out of reach,) to the flat metal disk.
  • It will fix to the metal plate allowing you pull open doors or drawers weighing up to 11kg.
  • Because it is not a locking mechanism, if they think of it, a little person might learn to open the cupboard drawer by pulling from the bottom or exposed outside edges.
  • It may be the only way you can make it difficult to open those commonly found ,4 stacking  set of kitchen drawers (with no spaces inbetween)  where you can not find a traditional two piece latch to fit. (The WONDER LATCH II is the only latch that may lock these types of drawers)
  • Package contains 4 screw plates and one Grip Key.

New Bumbo seat warning

Health Canada has updated its warning on Bumbo seats, for more information see Bumbo Seat Recall. 

Safe-Sleeping Guidelines

Controversial but like it or not, US / Canadian Pediatricians and safety organizations, recommend babies sleep in cribs and avoid any bumpers. Please be informed with your choices. 

Secured Fireplace Safety Screen



This Fireplace Safety Screen unlike the regular screens will not fall fall over on your child.

The problem of children burning themselves on gas inserts is so great that new regulations for Jan 2015 require all new inserts will be required to come with a protective safety screen. This screen will provide you with that protection if you have an older insert.

The screen also prevents curious children from running fingers along the sharp edges of the vent fins, experimenting with crevices and finding the entrance to the electrical controls (parents often did not know existed) or crawling inside an open box of a traditional wood fireplace. Custom made to your specific measurement, it looks like a regular wire mesh screen but your baby can not pull it down on them.

  • Made by a grandfather in the business of custom fireplace doors and screens, who wanted to protect his grandson.
  • Secures to the metal frame of your electric or gas insert with magnets securely welded to the screen with no risk of small loose magnets coming off for a child to find and put in their mouth.
  • The Magnet fixtures make it difficult for a young child to move or tip the screen over but adults have the strength to be able to pry it away to have easy access.
  • No need to screw anything or make a change to the look of your fireplace.
  • If you do not have metal around your opening of the firebox and the surface framing it is mostly smooth (ie marble) the screen can also come with adhesive metal strips, see picture. Stick these around the opening and secure the screen's magnets to them.
  • Use the fireplace with the baby in the room. The metal mesh will get warm but not enough to burn if they touch.
  • Screen is made of coated chain mesh that provides a greater surface area, making it much cooler than fireplace glass which can reach 400- 600 degrees.
  • The physical properties of the chain link placed a minimum of a recommended 6 inches away, allows for air circulation to dissapate the heat. You can also choose to have your screen made a greater distance out.
  • The manufacturer stands behind the screen with a satisfaction and lifetime warranty on workmanship. 

Note: Not appropriate for open wood burning inserts or fireplaces. The screen itself would get hot. Only appropriate for wood burning inserts that are basically unused with children in the room and if looking to protect them from exploring or falling against hard protruding parts of grates. It is better to gate wood burning fireplaces. See Auto-Closing Hearth Gate 

The price shown is the basic cost for a screen size measuring 34" x 28". Costs will vary depending on your measurements. To learn about cost and shipping for your custom made screen, specify which of the 3 types of screens you are interested in, send pictures, measurements (outside metal frame of the insert)  and address with postal code.  We will then send you the information about the costs.

MISCUES - Following are measurements of screens which are brand new and never used but result from a miscommunication with an order. If any would fit your fireplace follow the same directions as above about sending pictures and full address, so we can confirm the screen would fit and can send your an invoice with shipping costs. 

  1. 30 1/4"W x 34"H $230.00
  2. 23 1/2" W x 24"H  $195.00



Severed Fingers on Oven Drawer

This past weekend my 11 month-old daughter Olivia completely severed the tip of her pinkie finger and partially severed her ring finger when she grabbed onto our oven drawer (not the oven door, but the drawer between the oven and the floor that is usually used for pots and pans), then fell and caught her fingers on an extremely sharp metal wedge behind the drawer facing. My wife and I have filed a report with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and we've contacted Whirlpool (the producer of our particular oven). CPSC is in the process of determining whether this type of injury has occurred before. Whirlpool has stated that the oven likely does NOT have a materials defect, and that all of the ovens of that make and model were produced the same way. They are in the process of determining whether to issue a safety advisory or a recall.

Olivia is our third child. We have never read a child-proofing guide or child care manual that informed us to check the metal behind the oven drawer. Even the child-proofing guides we were provided with at the hospital made no mention of this hazard. It was something we never would have thought about before this incident. I would have chopped my own finger off without a moment of hesitation, in order to prevent this from happening to Olivia.

We want to ensure the information is made available to other parents, to prevent this from happening to any other child. We know IAFCS has the ability to get the word out, and we hope you will help.
As a member of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHILD SAFETY, Babysecure is pleased to pass on the above letter.

Emergency Preparedness Week

Grab and Go, are you ready for the next power outage, flood, natural disaster?Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.Here are some resources to help you

For more information, please contact or call 1.800.830.3118. eparedness Week!Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. If a hazardous material leak required your family to evacuate or a severe winter storm confined your family at home, would you know what to do? An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity, and telephones for hours or days. Could you keep your family warm and fed?When a disaster strikes, it may take emergency workers some time to reach everyone and they will assist the most vulnerable first. The Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to share the responsibility for their own safety.  Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in a disaster, and 1 to 2 weeks in a health emergency.  If disaster strikes, is your family prepared?

  1. Know your risks in your community.
  2. Make a family emergency plan.
  3. Get or make an emergency preparedness kit.

Make a difference by helping others when disaster strikes

Learn more 

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual national awareness initiative that takes place each year during the first full week of May. It is an event led by Public Safety Canada (PSC) in collaboration with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations and non-governmental organizations that support disaster management activities.Grab and Go! You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and blankets.. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. We suggest the following items when making your own portable “grab and go” disaster preparedness kit:  

  • Water
  • Food
  • Manual can opener
  • Crank or battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries
  • Crank or battery-operated radio, with extra batteries
  • Extra keys (house and car)
  • First Aid kit
  • Cash (small bills)
  • Special needs items (e.g. medication, baby formula, diapers, pet food)
  • Copy of your emergency plan

There are some items you may not have thought of when assembling your kit. For a complete list, please click here. Order :You can order this disaster preparedness kit using the usual order form at a cost of $ 44.00 (395-05-600108-1)Canadian Red Cross, Quebec DivisionInjury Prevention Services 

Researchers urge broader use in the home of outlet covers, cabinet locks and more

With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study

Home safety devices greatly reduce the number of injuries sustained by small children, according to a new study.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center looked at two groups of families with newborns. One set of families had properly installed and maintained safety devices in their homes, including stairway gates, cabinet locks, electrical outlet covers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, safe storage for knives and other sharp items, and hot water heaters set below 120 degrees F.

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After two years of follow-up, children in the homes with the safety devices had 70 percent fewer home-related injuries that required medical attention than did the children in the other group.

A report on the findings was published in the April issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

"The home environment is the most common location of injury for younger children," the study's lead investigator, Dr. Kieran J. Phelan, said in a medical center news release. "However, parents may not have the time, training or resources to obtain and install the best safety products. Considering the millions of trips to the emergency room and doctors' office visits each year for injuries in children, our data show that a tremendous amount of pain and suffering could be avoided and millions of dollars in health-care costs saved if a standard set of home safety measures were implemented on a broad scale."

Each year in the United States, about 2,800 children die from preventable injuries in the home, and millions more are treated in hospital emergency rooms, according to the researchers.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about child safety.





Brain Awareness Week

This is International Brain Awareness week and together we are again working across Canada to encourage kids to value their brains.   Please see the news release below which notes our first-time federal government financial support for the ThinkFirst Brain Day program.
Get your brain in gear!
ThinkFirst Canada presents Brain Day across Canada 
Toronto, ON – March 15, 2011: Injury is the leading killer of Canadian children and youth and more than half of these deaths are from brain injury.  Prevention is the only cure.  March 14th marks the start of international Brain Awareness Week, a unique partnership of more than 1,700 organizations in 57 countries. In Canada, ThinkFirst Canada is teaching children to use their brains to protect their bodies by presenting the ThinkFirst Brain Day program in schools this spring. 
Brain Day is a hands-on, half-day program presented in classrooms from coast to coast. It shows students how their brains work, what happens when the brain is damaged and how they can protect themselves from a brain injury. Classrooms become laboratories as students conduct scientific experiments on the five senses. The program is delivered by hundreds of ThinkFirst Canada Chapter volunteers, teachers and student presenters from universities across Canada.  
When students are in the classroom for a Brain Day presentation and outside enjoying March Break, “ThinkFirst reminds Canadians that the brain is fragile,” says Rebecca Nesdale-Tucker, executive director of ThinkFirst Canada. “When kids are playing hockey, biking or tobogganing, it’s vital that we all adopt life-saving injury prevention habits, including wearing a properly fitted helmet.
Prevention doesn’t mean hibernation. It means getting trained, wearing the gear, and using your brain to navigate risks” says national program coordinator Deirdre Dimitroff. 
To learn more about injury prevention and the work of ThinkFirst Canada visit   
This year thanks to support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Brain Day Teaching Kits will be created as self contained Brain Day Modules. These kits have been designed to serve communities not being reached by the university and Chapter delivered Brain Day. The kits will be available free of charge to hundreds of classrooms across Canada. To find out more please visit

Baby Monitor Cords Pose Strangulation Hazard

After 6 reported deaths to babies in the U.S. getting entangled in the electrical cords of their baby monitors that were too close to their cribs, manufactures are starting to put warnings in their packaging and instructions. Following a link for more information.

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), has been passed by Parliament Dec 14.

"I am delighted that both the House of Commons and the Senate have recognized the need to update our product safety legislation," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act will give the Government important new tools to deliver stronger, more effective protection for Canadian consumers and their families."
The new CCPSA will better protect the health and safety of Canadians by:

  • prohibiting the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of any consumer products that pose an unreasonable danger to human health or safety;
  • requiring industry to report when they know about a serious incident, or death, related to their product to provide government with timely information about important product safety issues;
  • requiring manufacturers or importers to provide test/study results on products when asked;
  • allowing Health Canada to recall dangerous consumer products; and

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