Did you hear? Evenflo Company, Inc. just announced that they are recalling more than 56,000 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats. The booster seat is being recalled because the child can loosen the seat's harness, while in the car seat, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.
When someone turns on the ignition of a car while under the influence of alcohol, all of us are at risk. That is especially true for kids who are along for the ride in a passenger seat, and others who share the roads with drivers.
Nine years ago, Zackery Lystedt was a playing football game with his team at Maple Valley Junior High. Zack went back into the game in the fourth quarter after a hard hit in the third. The game ended, his dad, Victor, ran out onto the field to congratulate Zach for a good play. Zack told his dad that his head hurt. Then, he said, he couldn't see, and then Zack collapsed onto the field.
Safe Kids joined other child safety advocates to press for a law with the vision of collecting information on the whys, hows and numbers of infant death, and to create a nationwide standard for tragedy scene investigations and autopsies. The law is part of the legacy of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a relentless fighter for kids. Its passage was thanks to the leadership of his fellow New Jersey lawmaker Frank Pallone, who led the fight in the House of Representatives, and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-Maine) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).