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Are you shopping cart smart? With little ones, this is very important, especially when it comes to their safety.
“New research highlights an often overlooked safety hazard – the shopping cart.”
In fact, 66 kids are hurt each day – that’s more than 20,000 ER visits a year. A recent video of a Home Depot employee saving an infant as it fell out of a cart caught the nation’s attention (video & story).
Now, some Detroit area stores such as Hollywood Markets, Kroger & Walmart are joining a new campaign to provide a safer way to shop. They have partnered with Safe-Strap (creators of the first safety belt for shopping carts), to outfit shopping carts with the Safe-Dock system for infants. The specially-designed carts will hold any brand of infant car carrier securely in place. This directly addresses a dangerous trend of parents balancing infant carriers and car seats on top of shopping carts – which too often, tip-over.
Why Use Specially-Designed Carts?
- Each cart with Safe-Dock goes through rigorous safety testing
- It’s easy to transfer baby carriers from the car to the cart – it locks into place
- No shopping cart germs – the baby stays in your personal carrier
Parents can now go to www.shoppingcartsafety.com to search for local stores offering these special carts. It’s a simple step to prevent serious injuries.