Archive for the ‘Car Seat’ Category

Lack of Car-Seat Education a Major Factor in Child Deaths

This week is the start of Child Safety Week. Car crashes are the number one killer of children under 12 years of age. It is important that parents educate themselves on correct car seat procedures. Children weighing 30 to 35 pounds should face backwards. Children weighing 40 to 45 pounds should face forward. All children [...]

Car Seat Guidelines Not Regularly Followed

According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Pediatrics, too many children are riding in the front seat of cars and not using proper child restraint systems. This increases the risk of serious injury or death to the child in the event of an accident. The AAP released new guidelines in 2011 calling [...]

Motorcyclist Struck and Killed by Taxi

A 26-year-old man from Burien died Monday when his motorcycle was struck by a taxi cab in SeaTac, according to KIRO TV. The King County Sheriff’s Office reported that the crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. when the motorcyclist heading eastbound on 160th Street crossed the Pacific Highway and was struck by a taxi that [...]

Dorel Investing in Safer Car Seats

Dorel invested $3.6 million to provide cutting-edge car seats to save children and infant lives. Dorel has designed a race-car grade car seat for children and infants. This product is produced under the Dorel building; they are not sending their items overseas like other companies. The technology is like being cocooned in an airbag at [...]

Communities Offering More Free Car Seat Checks

Because of the rising percentage of children in danger due to car seat installations, many communities are now offering free car seat checks and inspections. Bring your vehicle, child and car seat, and let someone show you the dangers of improper installation or, worse, the dangers of the wrong car seat for your child. With [...]

Free Programs Allow Parents to Have Car Seats Checked

Many places are now offering free car seat safety checks. The reason for these checks is to help parents realize the dangers of children in the wrong seats or children in the correct seats that are installed incorrectly. These free programs are a great asset to the community, and there is no charge. You bring [...]

Some Parents Unaware of LATCH System Regulations

Some parents of children over the age of three are not aware that the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system is not approved for use when the child and car seat weigh a combined 65 pounds. It will be required in 2014 for manufacturers of car seats to inform consumers to use car [...]

Child Car Seat Clinic Available in California

A child car seat safety clinic will be set up for drivers to be taught how to safely install child car seats, and their car seats will be inspected by a certified technician. The technicians may also answer any questions about child passenger safety one might have. This event will be held in an underground [...]

Expert Offers Advice for Car Seat Safety

Studies have shown that only a quarter of all car seats are installed properly. Rhode Island and Massachusetts have mandated that children be in car seats until 8 years old or until they are at least 80 pounds and 4 feet 9 inches tall. Dina Morrissey, program coordinator for The Injury Prevention Center at Rhode [...]

Nine in Ten People Use Car Seats Incorrectly

A recent fatal car crash in Hancock County, Miss., is another example of why using makeshift car seats not from the manufacturer is a bad combination. Ninety percent of people use their car seats incorrectly, which is why the Buckling Down Project has community checkpoints to give community members the option of having their carseats [...]

Maine Hosts Free Events with Car Seat Checks

On Friday, a very special event will be taking place, which will be hosted by Educare of Central Maine. There will be a free safety check for all children’s car seats between 8 a.m and 3 p.m. The process should take no longer than 45 minutes, and no time is too much to ensure the [...]

Events Allow Parents to Check Car Seat Installation

Many car seats for children are installed improperly. Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island is partnering with Kohl’s Cares Car Seat Check Program to host several safety events designed to ensure that peoples car seats are installed correctly. If you go to one of these events make sure you have your child and your car [...]

Officials Concerned About Lack of Safe Driving Awareness

A lack of awareness is raising concerns over kids’ car safety. Experts offered free checks of children’s car seats and taught lessons to shoppers. The event was organized by South Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Good Egg Guide. Children not properly restrained in a car seat are at a greater risk of injury in an [...]

Convertible Car Seat Provides Extra Safety Features

For a parent who relies on vehicle transportation, no vehicle can ever be too safe. That’s why parents all over will be very thankful about the newly updated BRITAX G3 convertible car seats which provide safety features that are visible and clearly labeled. Accidents can occur from any angle and the BRITAX safety seats provide [...]

Toyota, Hospital Promoting Seat-Belt Safety in Cities

After research done by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center showed that Hispanic and African American children are more likely to die in in car accidents than other children, the hospital and Toyota announced they are going to reach more cities with their “Buckle Up for Life” program. This program is designed to educate parents on [...]

Michigan County Offers Free Child Seat Checks

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan is doing their part to keep little ones safe. Parents (and of course non parents) are being offered the chance to get their car safety seats checked for free from 11 to 1 p.m. The police say this is a vital service that people should take advantage of [...]

Families Provided Free Car Seats by Attending Classes

Families can get free life-saving car seats for their children by attending classes provided by GEICO Insurance and Safe Kids Tucson. Parents must attend a 90-minute class held at the Geico Office, 930 N. Finance Center Drive in Tucson. Preregistration is required by calling 546-7340. The classes are scheduled for the second Monday of every [...]

Awareness Raised for Proper Transportation of Pets

Because of an increase in the educational efforts of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, people are becoming aware of the fines that can result when people improperly transport pets. There has been an increase in pet goods, specifically those pertaining to safety. [...]

Tips for Buying Auto Insurance From a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to choose the right car insurance by a Seattle personal injury lawyer. Protect yourself and protect your rights.

Record Cases of Child Hyperthermia

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Summer is in full swing at this point, and certain areas around the country are seeing temps in the triple digits.  With these soaring temperatures comes the risk of children and pets being left in their cars.  Even 70 degree temperatures can pose a serious health risk.  Believe it or not, but a child’s body [...]