Log in

Health and Safety

Welcome to the our Health and Safety news site.

Our Health and Safety Committee Chair will post important information and consumer recall information.

Please note she will not be posting all recalls, for all recall information visit the CPSC.
  • June 06, 2012 9:43 AM | Anonymous member
          I am unable to make walking club today, but I encourage anyone still interested in walking to meet at the gazebo by the lake at the Rec Center at 6:30pm as always.
          Also, attendance has been low.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending walking club but on a different time or day.  We can always adjust the time and/or day to better fit schedules.

  • May 01, 2012 10:30 AM | Anonymous member
    Please come join us for our new walking club. The club will meet of
    Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm starting on May 9th. Kids are welcome to walk or come in strollers. We will be meeting by the Gazebo by the lake at the Westlake Recreation Center. There is a small parking lot located by the lake. This way the kids will not see the playground initially. If people want to have kids play at the playground after walking we can do that as well. Please refer
    to the Health and Safety blog on the WECPTA website about an hour before
    walking in case of rain to see if we will have to cancel. Also to plan a
    head, the End of the Year Celebration will be on Weds May 30th. We will not
    walk that week. We will resume on Weds June 9th. I look forward to walking
    with everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to
    contact me at novakmarie@hotmail.com.
  • March 18, 2012 2:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Springtime is here.  Time to enjoy the wonderful weather.  The Health and Safety Committee would like to know if there is any interest in starting a walking club.  If you are interested please email your information. Also include whether days or evenings are better, weekdays or weekends or if you prefer to walk with or without children.  Contact Marie Novak at novakmarie@hotmail.com for more information.

  • February 18, 2012 10:06 AM | Anonymous member
    The Health and Safety Committee will be offering a low cost bike helmet sale through Safe Kids Greater Cleveland. The helmets are made by Bell Sports, Inc. This year Bell is offering two types of helmets:

    Smart Fit- $8.50
    True Fit- $9.50: this is a new design only requiring a single adjustment. The helmet is designed with a self-adjusting system for a correct fit every time.

    In order to offer this low price you will not be able to choose graphics or colors. Helmets will be ordered by size and by general color/graphic based on gender. The exact helmet graphics and colors will vary, based on the inventory that Bell Sports has in stock. Toddler, Child, Youth and Adult helmets are all available. Safe Kids is sending the bike helmet tape measures which have instructions as to how to properly measure for the correct helmet.

    To order from safe kids for this great price there is a minimum order requirement of 12 helmets from our organization. If interested please email Marie Novak novakmarie@hotmail.com your contact information including address, phone number and the number of helmets you are interested in purchasing. When available order forms and measuring tapes will be delivered to you. Deadline for returning the forms to Marie will be the next PTA meeting Tuesday March 13th. This is not much time, however this short deadline is because once the order is sent in to Safe Kids it will take approximately 4-5 weeks for helmet delivery. Helmets should be available for springtime bike rides!
  • October 27, 2011 4:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Safety Tip

    This info is available from Safe Kids


    Top tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween

    For parents and children:  

    • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.
    • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
    • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
    • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Walk, don't run, across the street.

    For drivers:

    • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
    • Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day so you can spot children from greater distances.
    • Remember that costumes can limit children's visibility and they may not be able to see your vehicle.
    • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

    Costumes and Treats

    • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light colored costumes to improve visibility.
    • Choose face paint and make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision. Look for non-toxic designations when choosing Halloween makeup.
    • Avoid carrying sticks, swords, or other sharp objects.
    • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as to be seen by drivers.
    • Liquid in glow sticks is hazardous, so parents should remind children not to chew on or break them.
    • Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn, or if the candy is unwrapped.


    Safe Kids Are Seen on Halloween

    Decorate your children's costumes with reflective materials.  Give them flashlights and glowsticks to carry in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

  • August 10, 2011 1:14 PM | Anonymous member

    A friend of mine forwarded this info about coin batteries used in many popular home electronic devices.  Please pass this important safety information on the friends and family.

    Button Cell Handout with xray.pdf

  • July 28, 2011 5:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Hi everyone.  I just received this email today and I thought that I would foward it on to the group. 

    Dear Fisher-Price Parents & Grandparents,

    As a valued member of our email program, we’re contacting you directly with important information you may need to know. We’re voluntarily recalling the Little People® Builders Load ’n Go Wagon, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada. We need to modify the wagon’s handle because children may be injured if they fall on it.

    The affected wagon has a yellow handle and a Little People Builders decal on the side. You’ll find the product number – P8977 – on the underside of the wagon.

    Your child’s safety is our top priority. Because of our ongoing commitment to listening to consumer feedback and evaluating all of our products, we determined this corrective action was necessary.

    If you have this product in your home, please stop using it and go to www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.asp for assistance from our Consumer Relations Team and detailed information about how to order a free repair kit, or call Fisher-Price at 1-800-432-5437, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., E.T.

    We’re committed to working hard to earn your continued support.


    Your friends at Fisher-Price

  • December 29, 2010 11:51 AM | Deleted user
    Ohio is limiting the number of times a prescription can be transferred to a different pharmacy.  The limitation does not apply to an intra-pharmacy transfer.  For more information, visit:

  • December 29, 2010 11:29 AM | Deleted user
    It is the time of year when many people are registering their children for preschool.  Here is an interesting opinion article that was posted on CNN just as an FYI . . .

  • December 29, 2010 11:27 AM | Deleted user
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has established new guidelines for all cribs.  Please review the information to ensure that your crib meets the new standards.  Visit the following link for more information:

© 2011 Westlake Early Childhood PTA
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software