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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...

2011-02-18 12:56:00

Amendment added to FAA Reauthorization Bill protects infants traveling by air! NAPA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to 2 separate events which unfolded for Melissa Bradley and her family of 6 including an infant daughter who is 11 months old, who were removed from a United Airlines aircraft flight #75 from San Francisco to Honolulu; because their rear facing car seat which is FAA approved for use in automobiles and aircraft could not fit in the seat due to a...

2010-12-13 23:01:00

Programs Target Parents of Newborns Through Age 14 How to Keep Kids Safe In And Around the Car WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1997, Safe Kids USA has enjoyed a successful partnership with General Motors and the General Motors Foundation in providing the Safe Kids Buckle Up program, a portfolio of targeted safety information for parents of newborns through age 14. The Safe Kids Buckle Up program, which is the largest, most comprehensive child passenger...

2010-11-12 11:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Californians hit an all-time high mark for buckling up their seat belts according to figures just released by the California Office of Traffic Safety. In an observational survey done during the summer, 96.2 percent of drivers and passengers were using seat belts or child safety seats. This is up from the 2009 figure of 95.3 percent and above the previous high in 2008 of 95.7 percent. The figures were released just prior to the start of...

2010-10-07 11:49:00

Parents Urged to Have Troopers Inspect Seats HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 75 percent of child passenger safety seats inspected last month by the Pennsylvania State Police were improperly installed, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today. "I urge all parents to check the child safety seats in their vehicles," Pawlowski said. "We know that these seats save lives, but only when they are used correctly. If you are unsure about whether your child's safety...

2010-09-23 06:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA now advises parents of infants and young toddlers to secure their children in rear-facing child safety seats for as long as possible, maxing out the upper weight or height limits of the car seat. Researchers indicate that toddlers are 75 percent less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash when they ride in a rear-facing car seat up to their second birthday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- While installing and using child safety seats may appear to be easy enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to 3 out of 4 parents do not use child restraints properly. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/oneClip_C_105/?feed=fUuSrjB_5_cyPDRthBexiRdx075XTBrP To help raise awareness to the importance of securing children properly during every ride, Safe Kids USA has partnered with the...

2010-09-20 11:15:00

CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19 - 25), Mitsubishi Motors and Kids Safety First (KSF), in conjunction with Dorel Juvenile Group USA, a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), will host child safety seat inspection events at 13 Mitsubishi dealerships in seven states - Illinois, Texas, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Florida and Arizona. At the events, families will receive hands-on instruction from certified...


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