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2012-05-23 10:24:26

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melodee Hanes, Acting Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, today announced the release of a new guide, AMBER Alert Best Practices, to enhance the ability of law enforcement, child protection officials and other partners to safely recover missing and abducted children. Ms. Hanes announced the guide at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration held in the Department's Great Hall. Through...

2012-05-22 02:34:31

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GreatCall, Inc., a leader in wireless services that enables its customers to stay connected, safe and healthy, today announced its commitment to help improve child safety through their support of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). As part of a new partnership, GreatCall will donate $1 to NCMEC for each 5Star Urgent Response device sold. This announcement comes in time for National Missing Children's Day,...

2012-05-21 23:02:15

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance has partnered with Life Saver Pool Fence to donate free pool safety fences to certain families with backyard swimming pools. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 A pool safety fence can mean the difference between a healthy and happy child and a horrible tragedy. Child safety experts agree that one of the best ways to protect toddlers from drowning is to isolate the swimming pool from the house with a pool fence. But many families don´t...

2012-05-10 14:24:03

Association files a petition requesting definition and regulation to distinguish hazardous pillow-like crib bumper pads from non-hazardous traditional crib bumpers. MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week to adopt a rule to define and distinguish between hazardous "soft" pillow-like crib bumper pads and traditional crib bumpers. The petition...

2012-05-10 02:25:58

And what to buy instead to keep kids safe YONKERS, N.Y., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not all baby products available for sale are safe to use -- last year, 40 percent of all recalls were for kids' products. The June 2012 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, highlights 12 baby products that can put babies at risk and identifies safer alternatives parents should use instead. The report also describes how to achieve maximum safety when...

2012-05-09 02:30:18

NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the launch of CoolMika, a consumer brand dedicated to offering innovative products that help parents tackle the formidable challenges of raising their children. The company's first two flagship product lines, a breathable car seat liner and a back seat smartphone holder, are now available on its website http://www.coolmika.com and on Amazon. (Photo: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81LYkF4rk%2BL.jpg) The CoolMika Comfy Breathable Car...

2012-04-25 06:22:25

Children's Actions Result in Escape from 81 Percent of Attempted Abductions Actor Tim Kang from CBS "The Mentalist" Urges Parents to Take 25 Minutes to Talk to Children about Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, thousands of communities across the country will hold events as a part of the sixth annual Take 25 national child safety campaign. The effort was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to encourage...

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...

2012-04-10 02:20:11

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the launch of new public service announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about the importance of choosing the right child safety seat and making sure it is installed properly. The ads, released in partnership with the Ad Council, promote car seat safety among parents of children up to age 12. Data from the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

2012-04-01 23:01:42

Tampa Pool safety fence leader earns Pool Guard Manufacturing's 2011 Top Sales and Service Award! This top distinction certifies the company´s total commitment to customer service, selection and safety, and to setting the standard for pool fence companies across all of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Kevin Post has been a dealer in the Tampa Bay Florida area for the past 8 years. His company Pool Guard of Tampa Bay, Inc...