9/10/2008 12:00:00 AM
Dorel Juvenile Group"s QUINNY® and MAXI-COSI® brands Recognized for Superior Innovation
The National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) recognize the Maxi-Cosi® Mico™ Infant Car Seat and the Quinny® Zapp™ stroller for making parenting easier and more fun.
FOXBORO, Mass.-SEPTEMBER 10, 2008- Dorel Juvenile Group USA (DJG USA), a division of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B DII.A), the nation's largest juvenile products manufacturer and the maker of Safety 1st®, Cosco® Juvenile, Quinny® and Maxi-Cosi ®brands and Eddie Bauer® and Disney® licensed products, is pleased to announce that the Quinny® Zapp™ Stroller and the Maxi-Cosi ® Mico™ Infant Car Seat have won awards for innovation, superior design and ease-of-use by the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA).
The highly regarded National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) for Parenting Resources, which showcase the best in innovative products that help make parenting easier and more fun, recognized two DJG products in the "baby care" category. The Maxi-Cosi® Mico™ Infant Car Seat won a Gold seal, while the Quinny® Zapp™ stroller picked up Silver honors. In 2007, DJG launched both the European Maxi-Cosi® and Quinny® product lines in the United States to a tremendous reception by parents and retailers alike.
The Maxi-Cosi® Mico™ Infant Car Seat is designed for parents on-the-go. It quickly transitions from use in the car - with its convenient stay-in-car adjustable base - to use with the Quinny® Zapp™ stroller. The Mico™ Infant Car Seat features a five-point harness with up-front harness adjustment, energy absorbing EPP foam, and an integrated canopy. The Mico™ Infant Car Seat is designed for children 5 - 22 lbs. and 19 - 29" in height (newborns to approximately one year old).
The Quinny® Zapp™ received top marks for its cool design, one-hand maneuverability and ultra-compact size. When folded, the 13-pound stroller is ultra compact-12" x 27" - and comes with its own travel bag. The Zapp™ stroller is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi® Mico™ Infant Car Seat (sold separately).
"The Maxi-Cosi and Quinny brands successfully combine trendsetting fashion with innovative precision engineering," said Dave Taylor, President and CEO of Dorel Juvenile Group. "It's for parents who want stress-less, reliable transportation for their children with designs that complement their individual sense of style."
Additional information about the Maxi-Cosi® Mico™ Infant Car Seat can be found at www.maxi-cosi.com Additional information about the Quinny® Zapp™ can be found on www.quinny.com.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Established in 1962, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company's lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. In the Juvenile segment, Dorel's powerfully branded products such as Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st and Bébé Confort have shown the way to safety, originality and fashion. Similarly, its highly popular brands such as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and SUGOI have made Dorel a principal player with both independent bicycle dealers and mass merchants. Dorel's Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of furniture products, both domestically produced and imported. The Company exerts relentless innovation and marketing flair across all of its divisions. Dorel is a $2 billion company with forty-six hundred employees, facilities in seventeen countries, and sales worldwide.
US operations include Dorel Juvenile Group USA; the Cannondale Sports Group; Pacific Cycle; Ameriwood Industries which produces ready-to-assemble furn
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