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New Handle Makes Lifting Infant Car Seats Safer, Easier
2011-11-29 04:24:32

Engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a new handle for infant car seats (ICSs) that makes it easier for parents to lift the seat out of a car — while retaining a firmer grip on the handle — making it less likely that the seat will be dropped. “Many products that are designed for parents don´t take ergonomics into account, and the instructions are usually not very helpful,” says Michael Clamann, a Ph.D. student at NC State and lead author...

2011-11-28 06:00:00

Follow Manufacturers' Guidelines to Keep Kids Safe PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention studied nearly 1,000 1- to 8-year-old children involved in crashes and found no evidence of increased injury risk for children across a broad weight range. All of the children included in the study were properly restrained in the correct child safety seat or booster seat for their...

2011-10-13 07:43:00

COLUMBUS, Ind., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded five Dorel Juvenile Group booster seats its highest rating in its annual booster seat status report entitled "Take Your Pick." The Cosco Pronto(TM), Eddie Bauer Auto Booster, Safety 1st Boost Air Protect®, Safety 1st S1 Rumi(TM) Air and the Maxi-Cosi Rodi(TM) XR are all "Best Bets." The Maxi-Cosi Rodi earned the Institute's "Good Bet" rating. The seats are named "Best...

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...

2011-09-15 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...

2011-09-08 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...

2011-09-01 16:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With car crashes as the leading cause of death and injury to children in the U.S., families often question how to protect their newborns(1). In celebration of the two decades since September became designated as Baby Safety Month, TOTSY, the private sale site exclusively dedicated to delivering deals on coveted must-haves for parents, babies and children, is partnering with nationally renowned Car Seat Lady (www.TheCarSeatLady.com), Dr. Alisa Baer,...

2011-08-12 00:00:01

Ensure safety and comfort of your child with mom invented NuComfortâ“ž¢ Memory Foam stroller pad and seat liner: the first smart stroller liner offering orthopedic support for a truly luxurious ride. Morganville, NJ (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 In the first few years of their lives, children spend a substantial amount of time in their strollers, stroller bassinets, car seats and cribs which do not provide proper support and comfort. Newborns and infants in particular...

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...