1/17/2008 12:00:00 AM
Dorel Juvenile Group, AAA Commemorate 30th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Child Passenger Safety Seat Law Donation of 130 car seats to benefit needy familiesFoxboro, Mass. (January 17, 2008) - Dorel Juvenile Group USA (DJG USA), is joining with the American Automobile Association (AAA) to observe the 30th anniversary of the first child passenger safety seat law. DJG USA is donating more than 130 infant, convertible and booster car seats to AAA from its Safety 1st, Cosco and Maxi-Cosi brands for distribution to families in need. DJG USA is an operating subsidiary of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B; DII.A).
"Dorel Juvenile Group is privileged to partner with AAA in its continued efforts to improve child passenger safety standards," said Dave Taylor, president and CEO of Dorel Juvenile Group. "As the leading car seat manufacturer in the country, we are committed to providing parents and caregivers with the highest quality products, and we hope that this donation effectively supports ongoing joint efforts to enhance our children's safety."
The first U.S. child passenger safety law was passed in Tennessee in 1978. Since that time, all states and the District of Columbia have enacted mandatory child restraint use laws, according to the University of California Center for Health and Research, Child Injury and Traffic Safety Research Group.
About Dorel Industries, Inc.
Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a global consumer products company engaged in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of a diverse portfolio of powerful consumer brands, sold through its Juvenile, Home Furnishings and Recreational/Leisure segments. Headquartered in Montreal and with significant operations in the United States and Europe, Dorel employs approximately 4,700 people in 15 countries. Annual sales are U.S. $1.8 billion and are made in over 60 countries worldwide.
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