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2010-07-06 09:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer for many Americans is a time for outdoor activities, including trips to playgrounds with children. The nation's emergency physicians encourage everyone to have fun and stay active in parks and playgrounds throughout the summer, but urge parents and guardians of children to be aware of injuries that can occur in a matter of seconds if everyone's not careful. "In many cases, a playground injury may include a minor cut or a scrape," said...

2010-06-23 10:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States, has formed a partnership with Parity, Inc. to secure the exclusive rights to the company's patented SMARTE System playground safety surface. The SMARTE Surface System will use recycled rubber made from tires provided by Liberty Tire Recycling -- including LTR Products' Pinnacle Rubber Mulch -- for the system's base. A top matting...

2010-06-18 10:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dynamite Mountain Ranch Development in Phoenix, Arizona will feature high-performance, safety-driven Pinnacle Rubber Mulch at a neighborhood playground installed in conjunction with Pulte Homes, Exerplay Inc., and Valley Crest Landscape Development. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap tires, making it an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood...

2010-06-10 12:55:00

PITTSBURGH, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mary Jane Skocipick as sales representative. Specializing in commercial playground surfacing, she will be responsible for developing nationwide sales for the company's growing safety surfacing sales division. (Logo:...

2010-06-01 09:00:00

DULUTH, Ga., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In June, National Safety Month, ChildCare Education Institute is offering child care professionals the opportunity to learn about outdoor safety in the early childhood setting by completing CCEI110B - Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting, at no cost. In the United States, over 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms each year as a result of playground injuries. The majority of injuries are due to children dropping to the ground from...

2010-05-27 11:25:00

PITTSBURGH, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Baytown, Texas recently made the budget-conscious, safety-driven decision to replace traditional wood mulch used at two of its parks with Pinnacle Rubber Mulch. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap tires, making it an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. (Logo:...

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2010-05-22 09:05:00

Pressure treated wooden playground structures don't live up to bad reputation Pressure treated wooden playground structures do not live up to the bad reputation they have earned as being harmful to children, findings of a new University of Alberta study have discovered. Chromated copper arsenate-treated wood became the center of attention in the late 1990s when it was said that arsenic levels in this wood are harmful to children. Around 70 percent of playgrounds in North America are said to...

2010-05-12 05:00:00

PLANO, Texas, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation's leading apple juice and apple sauce brand, Mott's knows that it's not always easy to get kids to eat healthy. That's why Mott's has created Mott's Medleys Juice - which looks and tastes like the juice kids love, but has two total fruit and veggie servings* in every eight-ounce glass. And, in a continued commitment to healthy and active lifestyles, Mott's is partnering with Emmy-nominated actress and dedicated mother, Marcia Cross, and...

2010-04-23 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to battle childhood obesity, The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is reminding parents and caregivers of the importance of providing an hour of free play outdoors in a safe play environment during National Playground Safety Week (April 26-30). IPEMA, a leader in safety certification of playground equipment, has compiled a list of 5...

2010-04-19 14:30:57

Simple tools developed by researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Human Studies will help parents and teachers identify potential dangers on playgrounds and in gymnasiums and give them the means to lobby for safer conditions. The tools consist of two checklists that list a series of questions about the conditions of facilities and equipment on playgrounds and in gymnasiums. The checklists are available at no cost on the UAB Center for Educational...