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Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines Not Being Followed
2012-08-08 10:16:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Buckle your seatbelt! This has been the advice touted most often by safety experts, as over 140,000 children are rushed to the emergency room each year due to car accidents. Researchers from the University of Michigan report they have found that few parents and kids follow the safety recommendations for using restraints in car; there are also differences on seatbelt use depending on racial and ethnic background. The findings,...

2012-08-07 23:20:42

Racial and ethnic differences also reported in American Journal of Preventive Medicine Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions of U.S. children are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat. The research is published in the September issue of the...

Vehicle Restraint Systems For Children Do Not Pass The Parent Test
2012-04-13 08:58:57

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Child restraint systems, if you have ever used them, can be a frustrating experience for those who have been travelling with children, even for years. The belts, buckles, snaps and straps never seem to end. There was an attempt many years ago to standardize the base of child car seats so that they could easily be transferred between vehicles, a system called Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or (LATCH). Largely successful, the system required...

2012-02-28 22:45:00

Studies published in the journal Archives of Dermatology find car seat warmers can cause skin condition with prolonged exposure. Fia, a manufacturer of car seat covers, feels their product may be an alternative solution for some. Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 A new study has found that car seats that electronically heat the skin during cold weather can be dangerous. Two studies were published in the Archives of Dermatology that show prolonged exposure to car seat warmers can cause...


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