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2010-09-23 06:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Sept. 23 /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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- While installing and using child safety seats may appear to be easy enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to 3 out of 4 parents do not use child restraints properly. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/oneClip_C_105/?feed=fUuSrjB_5_cyPDRthBexiRdx075XTBrP To help raise awareness to the importance of securing children properly during every ride, Safe Kids USA has partnered with the...

2010-09-20 06:00:00

Safe Kids USA invites parents to get help with child seat installation WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA and its network of coalitions will inspect thousands of child safety seats during Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25) by conducting more than 400 car seat checkup events for families and their children across the nation. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will lead the inspection events and deliver hands-on education to parents...

2010-09-20 04:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ind., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on average four kids aged 14 and under die in car crashes every day and more than five hundred are injured. The risk, however, is dramatically decreased when a car seat is properly installed. This week marks NHTSA's annual car seat safety initiative, Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW), to educate parents about proper car seat safety and installation, and prevent juvenile...

2010-09-16 10:00:00

Children Up to Age 8 Must Be Properly Restrained in Child Safety Seats HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Child Passenger Safety Week begins next week and PennDOT is reminding parents and caregivers to get back to basics and review car seat safety for their children. During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19-25, parents and caregivers can visit a fitting station to have their seats checked by a trained technician for proper installation and use. "Events...

2010-09-15 09:22:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this week announced its latest round of booster seat evaluations. State Farm, a long time supporter of IIHS, applauds these new findings and, like IIHS, encourages greater consistency in the way booster seats function across most vehicle makes and models. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of accidental death of children over age one, yet most of these tragedies could be prevented...

2010-05-26 07:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ind. and FOXBORO, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Most parents rank safety as their top consideration when buying a car seat for their child, yet the majority of them don't know how long their child should ride in it or the best place to install it, according to a recent survey by AAA and Dorel Juvenile Group, a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A). Based on a telephone survey of 649 US adults with at least one child age 8 or younger living at home, the report...

2010-02-17 11:52:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a rare bit of good news for Toyota owners facing numerous safety recalls, Evenflo is offering a $10 discount, through March, on its Serenade, Triumph Advance, and Generations65 lines of car seats on Evenflo.com/safecarseat. "The last thing Toyota owners affected by recent recalls need to worry about is the safety of their child," said Perry Odak, CEO of Evenflo. "For more than 90 years Evenflo has been a leader in safety, innovation and...

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2009-10-20 12:30:00

Car seats used to keep kids safe inside the car can pose potential hazards for children outside of the car, according to new research. Speaking during a meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Shital Parikh of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, said car seats placed outside of cars have accounted for more than 8,700 injuries each year. Additionally, car seats have saved the lives of almost 9,000 children over the past three decades, said Parikh. Parikh found that most...

2009-09-11 08:11:00

Parents urged to make sure their children are seated, safe and secure as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents go to great lengths to make sure their children are safe. But when it comes to car seat safety, too frequently minor mistakes can put children at risk without parents realizing it. To kick-off National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 12-18, AAA warns parents of the six common car seat mistakes. Motor vehicle...