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2011-07-29 07:56:00

-- Sets target date of 2013 to eliminate deaths -- Calls for specific education and enactment measures WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today called on government, advocacy groups, automakers and car seat manufacturers to combine efforts to eliminate child heat stroke deaths in vehicles by 2013. "We must take action now because kids are dying," said Torine Creppy, executive director of Safe Kids USA. "We can tally the statistics and explore the reasons...

2011-07-21 08:41:00

21 Deaths This Year and Summer Heat Waves Call For Extra Care with Children WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the mid-point of summer, with hot temperatures throughout the country and more than 20 child deaths so far from hyperthermia, Safe Kids USA reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in vehicles. According to a national survey done by the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) 45 percent of parents think it is "very unlikely" a child in their...

2011-06-20 09:32:00

Troopers Check Seats as Part of 'Click It or Ticket' Enforcement Effort HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than three-quarters of the 319 child passenger safety seats inspected by state troopers during a two-week enforcement effort were found to be improperly installed, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. "Child passenger safety seat restraint systems save lives, but only when they are used properly," Noonan said. "Our troopers typically find a...

2011-06-01 13:33:00

Safe Kids USA Raises Awareness to Reduce Widespread Problem WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regrettably, Safe Kids USA has announced the 500th child death due to heat stroke from being left alone in a vehicle. Yesterday, a 3-year-old boy in New Orleans died from heat stroke after being trapped in a vehicle all day. Heat stroke (also known as hyperthermia) occurs when a body's thermostat is overloaded with heat; children are at a great risk of this as their body heats...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ind., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX; DII.A; DII.B) and the nation's largest juvenile products manufacturer, today announced it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Bald Spot Sports (BSS) a leading company in the world of professional car racing. "By entering into this partnership we are raising the bar on child passenger protection," said DJG Executive Vice President of Child Restraint Systems...

2011-05-23 10:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 140 local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol will begin increased enforcement of the state's occupant protection laws today as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. Law enforcement across the state will mount extra patrols to enforce zero tolerance for those not properly buckled. Between May 23 and June 5, drivers and passengers can expect to receive tickets, not a...

2011-04-28 09:56:00

COLUMBUS, Ind., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), Inc., a division of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), and the nation's largest car seat manufacturer, today opened a free, permanent car seat inspection station at the Dorel Technical Center for Child Safety at its corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. The launch of the "Safety Starts Here" campaign will be followed by a series of car seat checks across the country beginning later this spring. As part of...

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2011-03-21 12:53:13

Pediatricians said on Monday that kids should sit in rear-facing car seats as long as they fit, or until the age of two. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also recommended that after that, children should ride in booster seats up to age eight or if they are still too small to fit correctly in seat belts. "The best possible thing you can do is keep your child rear-facing as long as possible," said Dr. Benjamin Hoffman of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued the policy...

2011-03-21 11:29:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania wholeheartedly endorses the newest child passenger safety recommendations developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement is clear and concise as it encourages slowing the transition from one child restraint type to the next. It does this with five recommendations: All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the...


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