Team of Pediatricians Select Best Child Safety Products

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The pediatricians of Child Safety House Calls announce four new recipients of their Award of Excellence. These winners were selected for their innovation in helping parents keep their children safe. The winners are mesh crib bumpers by BreathableBaby®, Infant CPR Anytime™ DVD-based training, InstantAmber™ on-line storage of children's identifying information, and DigitSaver™ door pinch guard.

Child Safety House Calls announces four new recipients of their Award of Excellence. After a thorough evaluation by pediatricians who specialize in the field of child safety, these winners were selected for their innovation in helping parents keep their children safe. The winners are BreathableBaby® Breathable Bumper mesh crib bumper, Infant CPR Anytime™ DVD-based training, InstantAmber™ on-line storage of children's identifying information, and DigitSaver™ door pinch guard.

"These products can prevent so many of the tragedies I see everyday in the emergency room," says pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Joel Clingenpeel. Nationally a child is treated in the emergency department for an unintentional injury approximately every ninety seconds(1). "I want every parent to take action rather than leave their children's safety to chance."

Child Safety House Calls is a pediatrician-managed organization whose mission includes injury prevention advocacy and childproofing promotion. The organization established the Award of Excellence to keep parents informed of the best child safety products and services. Criteria for their experts' selections include: effectiveness, innovation, ease of use, durability, breadth of target audience, and professional experience with the product. Child Safety House Calls continually seeks new child safety aids worthy of the Award of Excellence. The organization receives no compensation in exchange for its selections. For more information visit http://www.childsafetyhousecalls.com/Awards.html.

Congratulations to these fours winners for their contributions to child safety:

BreathableBaby® Breathable Bumpers Mesh Crib Bumpers
Many parents choose to line their infants' cribs with bumpers despite the risk of suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The patented Breathable Bumpers mesh crib bumpers provide a safer alternative to traditional bumpers by allowing infants who become trapped against the bumper to breathe through the fabric. BreathableBaby's exclusive fabric with Sure-Breathe Technology helps maintain air access and reduces risks of suffocation. Visit http://www.breathablebaby.com for more in formation.

Infant CPR Anytime™
Infant CPR training is now convenient for virtually everyone with Infant CPR Anytime™ training. Caregivers can train themselves in proper infant resuscitation in their own home with a 22 minute DVD and reusable training manikin. The product was developed in coordination with the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics using the technology of Laerdal Medical. For more information visit http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3045660.

InstantAmber™
InstantAmber™ has created an on-line storage service to allow parents to rapidly respond in the event of a missing child. All of a child's identifying information including photos is stored securely for instant submission to authorities. Visit http://www.instantamber.com for more information.

Digitsaver™
Digitsaver™ pinch guards prevent doors from slamming on children's fingers. With the appearance of stuffed animals, these devices attach to door knobs and block doors from closing completely. For more information visit http://www.digitsaver.com.

About Child Safety House Calls:
Established in 2007 by pediatric emergency physicians, Child Safety House Calls is the nation's first pediatrician-founded child safety company. Child Safety House Calls provides individualized expert advice and comprehensive residential and commercial childproofing services. In addition, the organization promotes child safety education and advocates nationally for proper childproofing. More information including child safety resources for parents, safety product evaluations, and a child safety product on-line store is available at http://www.ChildSafetyHouseCalls.com

References:
1. Injuries among infants treated in emergency departments in the United States, 2001-2004. Mack KA, Gilchrist J, Ballesteros MF. Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):930-7.

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