Save a Child gathers momentum

25 / 02 / 2021

A Conference on the Results of the Russian Nationwide Action Save a Child has continued the CJF Child and Junior Fashion 2021. Spring programme of supporting events.   

The conference is organised by the Council of Mothers Russian Public Organisation, the Association of Manufacturers and Consumers of Goods and Services for Children Parents Choice, with participation of representatives of the Russian State Duma, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Technical Regulation and Metrology Agency (Rosstandart), the Main Directorate for Traffic Safety, the Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo), the Union of Independent Chains of Russia, representatives of the medical community, major trading platforms, sellers of child restraints, and carriers, with media support of EXPOCENTRE AO. 

The conference moderator, Tatiana Butskaya, Coordinator at the ONF Project Time to give birth, Chair of the Board of the Council of Mothers Russian Public Organisation, pointed out that today it is too early to sum up the results of the Save a Child action, but it is safe to say how the campaign is progressing and what problems are arising. 

Elena Shadrina, coordinator of the Council of Mothers, made a presentation. She explained that the aim of the Save a Child action was to identify organisations selling child safety restraints "seat belt adjusters". The reasons why customers still continue to buy these devices and the results of the Council of Mothers' work in 2020 were presented. "As a result of the campaign, Council of Mothers volunteers identified 190 shops selling 'dangerous triangles', 8 federal districts of the Russian Federation were checked and more than 50,000 people took part in the campaign," said Elena Shadrina. 

Aleksey Kuleshov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart), stressed the importance of informing buyers about the danger to which children may be exposed when using "dangerous triangles" in the car. "The best thing we have in our arsenal today is to be able to publicly condemn those shops that continue to sell such devices," he said. 

The discussion was continued by Elena Sarattseva, Deputy Head of Roskachestvo; Sergey Khrantzkevich, Deputy Head of the Road Safety Promotion Department of the Main Directorate for Road Safety of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs; Vardan Khalafyan, Orthopaedic Doctor; Marina Kalinnikova, Head of the Central Interregional Territorial Department of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology.

The participants unanimously supported the decision to continue to actively inform parents, taxi drivers and retailers about 'dangerous triangles'. 

At the end of the conference, the participants were presented with EXPOCENTREs diplomas.

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO