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2011-09-22 11:55:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As kids return to classrooms and after-school carpools resume, Northwest insurer PEMCO has released poll results that show a vast majority of Washington drivers know the safest spot to place child passengers is the back seat, but less than half think their fellow drivers do that when driving with children under age 13. While 80 percent of all Washington drivers are aware the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration recommends children...

2011-09-22 04:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 22, 2011 /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. Moreover, children should be in a booster seat until 8 or older unless...

2011-09-19 08:00:00

American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2; many parents facing their children forward too soon ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their guidelines for child passenger safety in April 2011, recommending children stay in rear-facing car seats until the age of two. But a new report from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that...

FTC Moves To Strengthen Online Privacy For Children
2011-09-16 04:37:32

  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing tougher privacy protections to help safeguard children's personal information online. The new rules, which apply to children under the age of 13 years old, would tighten requirements covering the collection and storage of personal information by websites, and the way in which websites solicit and obtain parental approval. The Commission said the amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) are designed to...

2011-09-15 10:10:00

Changes in Technology Drive Proposed Updates WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, which gives parents control over what personal information websites may collect from children under 13. The FTC proposes these amendments to ensure that the Rule continues to protect children's privacy, as mandated by Congress, as online technologies evolve. The...

2011-09-15 09:14:00

Police, Safety Groups to Offer Child Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Police and PennDOT are encouraging parents and guardians to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies kick off National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24. "Ensuring the safety of our most precious cargo must be our first priority every time we get behind the wheel," said State Police...

2011-09-14 23:01:00

Safe Kids USA Invites Parents to Seat Check Events During National Child Passenger Safety Week WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Safe Kids USA research shows that proper use of child safety seats has improved slightly with improper or non-use of top tethers as the greatest area of concern. The study is the largest ever of its kind and used standardized data of 79,000 child safety seat inspections over a full year. It was released for National Child Passenger...

2011-09-12 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to figures from the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 14 years old and younger. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that roughly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. Correctly installed child safety seats and booster seats save lives - offering the best protection for children in the event of a crash. The Texas Department...

2011-09-10 15:15:00

Safe baby products company, BreathableBaby, supports Chicago's ban of crib bumpers. Consumers are urged to switch to a breathable bumper - the safer alternative. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 On September 8, 2011, the city of Chicago became the first city in the U.S. to ban crib bumpers. âœWe support this Ordinance and applaud the City Council of Chicago for taking action,â said Marc Grossfield, CEO of BreathableBaby....

2011-09-08 14:01:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BRITAX, with its Head Safety Technology, remains at the forefront of car seat safety innovation. Building on its commitment to child passenger safety (CPS), BRITAX is partnering with Safe Kids USA, actress/CPS technician Ali Landry and Spokesmoms.com to spread awareness of child passenger safety. BRITAX, Safe Kids, Landry and Spokesmoms plan to educate parents about the importance of child safety seats and the best practices for car seat use...