Archive: August 18, 2009

News Release: Injuries Cost BC $2.8 billion

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A new report reveals the true cost of injuries in British Columbia VANCOUVER, B.C. (August 18, 2009) – Preventable injuries cost every man, woman and child in British Columbia $665 every year – more than the national average – according to The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada, a new report released today by SMARTRISK. The in-depth national report, which reviewed figures from 2004, found that preventable injuries cost British…

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In the news: Safety warning issued for 260,000 infant car seats

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Transport Canada says there are potential safety issues with Designer 22 infant car seats. The seats are sold under the brand names of Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st and Quinny. Transport Canada says the seat meets the mandatory safety standards, but testing beyond existing standards has shown that the seat may separate from its base or the base may crack during a severe frontal collision. To avoid the possibility of…

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