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2013-01-11 05:00:26

Gary Iscoe has worked with the victims of thousands of car accidents. When a child is in the car, their safety often comes down to one factor: what kind of child seat they were in. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 Many parents' biggest fear is a car accident. While a collision on the road always poses the risk of serious injury, the threat becomes more frightening with a child on board. But many parents aren't aware of the roll that their child's car seat plays in safety, a fact that...

2012-09-18 10:20:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today joined National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland and Safe Kids President and CEO Kate Carr for the kick-off of Child Passenger Safety Week to remind parents and caregivers to make sure that they are properly using and installing their child safety seats. A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey shows that parents are making five significant mistakes when...

2012-09-18 06:20:29

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 18, 2012­ /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Chicago joins IDOT and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to kick off the 2012 Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 16-22) with a focus this year on the many Illinois grandparents who drive with their young grandchildren but may not be as aware of the importance of properly buckling their grandchildren in car seats. The organizations' efforts will culminate with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 22, when certified child passenger...

2012-09-16 18:20:14

One decade after LATCH mandate, AAA finds misuse prevails WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Installing a car seat correctly is no easy task. In fact, it is estimated that nearly three out of four car seats are not properly installed. Despite technologies, such as Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), aimed at simplifying the car seat installation process, many parents are still missing the mark. AAA's recent survey of Child Passenger Safety Technicians...

2012-09-13 06:21:26

Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 16 - 22. "Only about one in every four child safety seats are installed correctly, so we're urging those transporting our smallest passengers to get their seats...

Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines Not Being Followed
2012-08-08 10:16:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Buckle your seatbelt! This has been the advice touted most often by safety experts, as over 140,000 children are rushed to the emergency room each year due to car accidents. Researchers from the University of Michigan report they have found that few parents and kids follow the safety recommendations for using restraints in car; there are also differences on seatbelt use depending on racial and ethnic background. The findings,...

2012-08-07 23:20:42

Racial and ethnic differences also reported in American Journal of Preventive Medicine Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions of U.S. children are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat. The research is published in the September issue of the...

2012-05-09 02:30:18

NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marked the launch of CoolMika, a consumer brand dedicated to offering innovative products that help parents tackle the formidable challenges of raising their children. The company's first two flagship product lines, a breathable car seat liner and a back seat smartphone holder, are now available on its website http://www.coolmika.com and on Amazon. (Photo: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81LYkF4rk%2BL.jpg) The CoolMika Comfy Breathable Car...

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...

2012-03-20 18:20:14

Revised recommendations prompt one third of parents to make changes. WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the one year anniversary of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) updated car seat recommendations, a AAA survey reveals that outreach efforts are working and parents are getting the message. Over ninety percent of parents with a child under 13 reported being aware of the new guidelines, many having heard of the change from their child's pediatrician. By...