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2010-04-19 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leader in product safety testing and certification services for more than 116 years, and Earth Day Network (EDN), the international non-profit environmental organization that coordinates Earth Day programs have announced a joint effort to help keep families safe and their environment healthy. As the premiere sponsor of EDN's upcoming 40th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day, UL has become the "Official Safety,...

2010-02-08 12:15:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PLAYTIME LLC is pleased to announce the installation of a new, colorful dinosaur-themed indoor playground at MCGHealth Children's Medical Center in Augusta, GA. "While our new playground is certainly a place for fun, it has also been specifically designed to complement the physical and occupational therapy needs of our patients," reports Barbara Meeks, Vice President, Pediatric Patient Care Services, at MCGHealth Children's Medical Center. "We are...

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2009-12-15 10:42:42

School playgrounds fitted with granite sand surfacing significantly reduce the risk of children fracturing arms in comparison with wood fiber surfaces, according to a randomized trial published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine. Even in well maintained playgrounds there is always a risk of injury "“ in the United States alone, 200,000 children are treated for playground injuries a year. Andrew Howard (of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada) and colleagues...

2009-11-24 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Active kids need safe spaces to play outside, and busy parents need reliable service professionals to get things done. So Kudzu and KaBOOM! are bringing the two together. Consumers who come to Kudzu.com to find local professionals online can now review businesses to support KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children. As part of HGTV and Kudzu's quest to find America's favorite home services...

2009-11-05 11:01:00

MONETT, Mo., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Recreation Equipment Company proudly launched its new MiracleTech product line at the National Recreation Park Association annual conference held in Salt Lake City, UT this month. The new integrated Security product line, which is patent-pending, features the ParkWatch® - infrared security camera to wirelessly record (digitally) events, SiteBrite® - low-voltage lighting and the SonicScreen® -...

2009-10-05 13:40:11

Injury is the leading cause of death for children over the age of 1 in industrialized countries and improving the safety of the manmade (built) environment will benefit children's health, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj080162.pdf www.cmaj.ca. Injury accounts for about 40% of childhood deaths in industrialized countries and is even higher in developing countries. It often involves failure to negotiate a manmade environment....

2009-09-22 07:33:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has recognized CVS Caremark for its partnership with Boundless Playgrounds, Inc. to build inclusive playgrounds for children of all abilities throughout the country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) "This year has truly brought home the fact that none of us can solve problems alone, but together we can make a difference," said BCLC Vice President...

2009-09-04 18:01:05

Holding a child in your lap while going down a playground slide could increase the risk the child will suffer a broken leg, doctors in Mineola, N.Y., warn. Many parents think it is actually safer to hold their toddler while going down a playground slide, but this study may prove otherwise, Dr. John Gaffney, an orthopedic surgeon, said of Winthrop University Hospital's findings. During 11 months of study, doctors at Winthrop found 13.8 percent of tibia fractures in children occurred while...

2009-07-13 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents have less disposable income for children's play-related activities because of the economy and funding for Parks and Recreation departments nationwide continues to dwindle during a time when 82 percent of parents believe kids don't spend enough time playing outside.^ Despite these challenges, 93 communities across the nation have taken innovative approaches to make play a priority to ensure their children have the time and space they...

2009-06-22 22:47:14

Sixty-nine percent of U.S. children in the lowest income bracket don't have access to a community playground, a survey indicates. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, commissioned the survey conducted by Harris Interactive of 1,677 parents with children between the ages of 2-12. The group says U.S. children experience a national play deficit because they don't have enough time and space to play every day. The survey found 59 percent of...