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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...

2011-06-27 05:10:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow is a monumental day in baby safety as new federal regulations go into affect concerning the manufacture and sale of cribs. This marks the first material update to laws concerning cribs in over 30 years. "Keeping Babies Safe applauds these new standards and is proud to have played a part in their enactment," says Joyce Davis, President of Keeping Babies Safe. Effective June 28th, manufacturers and retailers have to comply with...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Kolcraft is hosting a week long Twitter contest entitled "Ode to the Optima" to celebrate the release of their lightweight Contours Optima Tandem Stroller. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Today's parents deserve a stroller that can not only accommodate a growing family, but is also lightweight and easy to use. Kolcraft, an industry leader in the USA-based design and engineering of stroller products, has released its Contours® Optima Tandemâ“ž¢ stroller...

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...

2011-06-07 09:00:00

HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston residents can now access the latest local traffic and weather updates without ever touching their mobile phones with this first-ever hands-free audio alert application by Global Alert Network (GAN). Global Alert Network has launched the first-ever hands-free audio alert application for mobile phones. The app is free to download and is currently available on Blackberry and Android devices through AppWorld and Android Market. The application...

2011-06-07 08:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After responding to a Wireless AMBER Alert that safely returned an abducted child to her family, LaJohnna Greenwood of Federal Way, Washington was honored with a VITA(TM) Wireless Samaritan Award. During the 17th Annual Achievement Awards dinner on Monday, June 6 in Washington, D.C., Greenwood was recognized for her efforts by The Wireless Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association®. (Logo:...

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...

2011-05-19 07:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ind., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG), a division of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.A, DII.B) and the nation's largest juvenile products manufacturer, today announced the latest development in car seat safety with the S1 Rumi(TM) Air Harnessed Booster Seat. The first car seat to feature the revolutionary FlexTech(TM) Energy Management System, the S1 Rumi(TM) Air is designed to absorb external crash forces, providing an extra layer of protection for children....

2011-05-11 09:22:00

ATLANTA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta residents can now access the latest local traffic, weather and emergency updates through their mobile phones without ever actually touching their devices. Global Alert Network (GAN) has launched the first-ever hands-free audio alert application for mobile phones. The app is free to download and is currently available on BlackBerry and Android devices through AppWorld and Android Market. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency,...


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