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It Won’t Happen to You, Right?

That’s what we all think. Yet it happens every year when a change in our routines lead our sleep-deprived selves to forget our children in the back seat. So far in 2014, 4 children have died in the back seats of cars. Don’t let this happen to you or someone you know.

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Safety 1st Incognito Kid-Positioner *Giveaway*

Thanksgiving might be over but we still have plenty of reason to give thanks! After a few unexpected bumps in the road, the Safety 1st Incognito Kid-Positioner is finally in production and Amazon should be fulfilling pre-orders soon. Black will be available first, followed by Light Grey then Dark Grey and Tan.

To celebrate this highly-anticipated release and to share our enthusiasm for this simple but epic new product – we’re giving away FIVE Incognitos this week! That’s right, 5 lucky people will win an Incognito in the color of their choice, thanks to our generous friends at Dorel!

This promotion is now closed. The winners will be announced soon. Thank you for participating! 

The Incognito is special because it’s meant to be “the seat after the booster”. It was specifically designed for older kids and Tweens who still need a little help getting the adult seatbelt to fit properly. With its very low profile and covers designed to blend in with vehicle interiors, the Incognito will be more appealing to older kids who may be self-conscious about using a traditional-looking booster. This is extremely important because one of the biggest challenges we face as child safety advocates is getting the message out to parents and kids that they are NOT ready to ditch the booster and move directly to the adult seatbelt by age 8.

The Incognito is rated from 60-120 lbs. and from 47-60″ tall. This product is targeted to kids in the 8-13 age group and the weight and height range reflects that. It really is meant to be “the seat after the booster”. Incognito is made of dense foam so it’s extremely lightweight. It’s firm and supportive but not as hard as sitting on plastic. See Ellie’s Review of the Safety 1st Incognito for more info, pictures and video.

Black and Light Grey should be available by the time winners are announced. If a winner chooses to wait for Dark Grey or Tan, that will be their choice.

To enter, you must leave a comment below on this blog. For extra entries, be sure follow the Rafflecopter instruction and Like our Facebook page and/or tweet about our giveaway to your friends as well!

Winner must have a shipping address in the U.S. (Canada is excluded – sorry! But they are working on a Canadian version.)

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This promotion will close on Sunday night, 12/8, and the winners will be announced within 72 hours. If a winner is deemed ineligible based on shipping restrictions or other issues or does not respond to accept the prize within 10 days, a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

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 Seatbelts are designed for the average-sized adult male, not for little kids.

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Vote Early, Vote Often! Facebook members please support SafetyBeltSafe USA

Dear Friend,

We are excited to announce that the SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. project, Safe and Green, was selected in the top 200 out of 3000 nationwide proposals to compete for a grant of $25,000. Only 40 of the 200 will receive the funds, based on votes by Facebookusers. The project is important for protecting children and young adults from their major killer AND protecting the environment from a deluge of expired, unusable safety seats in landfills.

We are asking for your help in mobilizing the largest network of Facebook voters possible. The task is to go to:

https://www.state-assist.com/cause/3472/safe-and-green

and vote 10 times (it just takes a minute) every day from April 4th (today) to April 22nd. We also need you to send this request to everyone you know who might be a Facebook user OR be willing to establish a Facebook page (my husband has done this!) in order to vote. And be consistent–vote at the same time every day, if possible, so you don’t miss a single day, including April 22, when you must vote before 8:59 pm West Coast time.

Safe and Green has three objectives which intertwine: 1) publicize how to determine if used safety seats can be passed on to a friend or relative; 2) encourage the financially stressed to approach distribution programs for new seats, rather than accepting used seats of unknown background; and 3) move unusable seats—those exposed to crashes, with non-repairable recalls, missing key parts, and/or expired or simply too old–to a recycler that will recycle the components properly, not send them to the landfill. Part of the last objective is to build a network of drop-off points throughout Los Angeles County and other cities near Pomona where TMC Horizon, the only area recycler we’ve found totally committed to this goal, is located.

The funding is needed for outreach to programs serving three key populations: low-income clients; cultural communities who are likely to hand down safety seats to friends and relatives as casually as they would clothing; and families with a strong commitment to recycling. We have made a start, especially in the Long Beach area where Danny Luna of Miller Children’s Hospital and Megan Arce & Tamara Garcia of Car Seat Savvy have created a multi-site drop-off network and are eagerly seeking to expand the numbers of sites.

We have the enthusiastic support of Gayle Anderson of KTLA Morning News, who covered the introduction of the program last fall and expects to cover the update on Earth Day, April 22. Help us to make this a memorable demonstration project which can be a model for efforts around the nation.

 
Thank you. Stephanie Tombrello, Executive Director, SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.