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2014-05-01 20:25:03

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of May is traditionally celebrated much like a holiday across America as the beginning of the summer season. Many children begin summer break, families take their first dip in the backyard swimming pool, and vacations long and short revolve around water. Unfortunately the month of May has historically signaled the beginning of a season of drowning tragedies across the United States. Whether it's the backyard or community pool,...

2014-02-25 04:21:08

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors AURORA, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caregivers, unaware of car seat weight limit restrictions, may be unknowingly exceeding weight limits by neglecting to factor in their child's weight along with the increasingly-heavy car seat. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revised weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers...

2014-02-25 00:20:29

Majority of car seat installation experts encounter weight-related errors WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A final rulemaking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), expected this week, revises weight-limit labeling for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)-installed car seats to include both the weight of the child and the car seat itself, unlike current guidance which only accounts for the child's weight. Caregivers, unaware of weight...

2013-06-25 23:02:17

Detex's new six-step latch hold-back method is a breakthrough in door security. New Braunfels, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Detex Corporation has introduced a new concealed vertical rod exit device that ensures latching on closing – a significant advance that evolved with the input of facility managers and security personnel. “Architects and designers have always preferred that rods and latches be hidden, but maintenance people said the mechanism was a challenge,” said Ken...

2013-05-03 23:03:16

Now available, a new advancement in access control only from Detex; latch retraction and delayed egress are now combined in one device. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Detex Corporation has made available an exclusive advancement in access control panic devices. Where security is a high priority for protection of patients and employees, the patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions in one device for more efficient operation. This design is well-suited to...

Lexus Models Found To Have Faulty Trunk Latches
2012-10-12 11:23:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ever since 2002, all automobiles for sale in the States have been required to have a glow-in-the-dark safety latch installed in trunk. The idea behind this feature is that anyone who might become accidentally trapped in the trunk (particularly children) would find the glow of the latch, pull it, and be instantly set free from their tiny trunk cells. While the thought of anyone being trapped in a trunk is a very unnerving one,...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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