7/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
COORDinate a Safe & Sound Zone: Monitoring Your Nursery Inside & OutDorel Juvenile Group and the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Alert Parents and Caregivers How to Safely Use Baby Monitors
Columbus, In. – July 11, 2012: Cords on baby audio and video monitors can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers when placed too close to cribs. As a preventative measure, Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) has joined the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) of Mount Laurel, NJ, in an awareness campaign to alert parents and caregivers how to properly use and position baby monitors and other line cords in the nursery.
The safety campaign kicks off today with the launch of www.BabyMonitorSafety.org, a website dedicated to sharing baby monitor usage and safety tips. Through this portal, parents and caregivers can access baby monitor safety tips, advisories and a public safety video demonstrating safe use of a baby monitor. Safety warning labels for your Safety 1st baby monitor can be acquired by visiting this website and clicking on the Dorel Juvenile Group logo.
“Parents and caregivers are urged to visit BabyMonitorSafety.org to obtain a safety warning label for their monitor,” said Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert at Dorel Juvenile Group. “At Dorel Juvenile Group, we communicate many safety-related topics, including monitor cord safety. We are therefore happy to partner with JPMA in sharing solutions with parents and caregivers when it comes to keeping baby safe and sound in the nursery. We encourage you to watch our short video along with a PSA message from the JPMA. And, as always, we are here to help with any questions that you may have.”
To prevent strangulation, DJG and JPMA urge parents and caregivers to:
- Immediately check the location of all monitors and other products with electric cords, including those mounted on the wall, to make sure cords are out of your child’s reach.
- Place monitor and other cords at least three feet away from any part of the crib, bassinet, play yard, or other safe sleep environment.
- Never position a monitor inside or on the edge of a crib.
About Dorel Juvenile Group
Dorel Juvenile Group is a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Now in its 50th year, 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. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bébé Confort in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of both domestically produced and imported furniture products, principally within North America. Dorel has annual sales of over US$2.4 billion and employs 5,000 people in facilities located in twenty-two countries worldwide.
About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a national trade organization of more than 250 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. JPMA exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of North American prenatal to preschool product manufacturers, importers and distributors marketing under their own brands to consumers. It does so through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, product performance certification and business development assistance conducted with appreciation for the needs of parents, children and retailers. Each year, JPMA sponsors Baby Safety Month in September to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products. To find out more information about the JPMA Certification Program, the products certified and for a complete listing of JPMA members, please visit www.jpma.org. Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA, connect with JPMA on Facebook or on YouTube and visit www.jpma.org to learn more about additional safety tips and other JPMA initiatives.
Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert Dorel Juvenile Group
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