Convaid | R82 will attend the annual Kidz in Motion, the National Child Passenger Safety Conference, to be held from August 30 through September 2, 2017 in Broomfield, Colorado where the R82 Wallaroo child restraint will make its debut.

Business Development Representative Sally Mallory, CPST, PT, ATP, will participate on the Manufacturer’s Panel #1 to be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 12:15-1:45PM where she will present the R82 Wallaroo, the newest addition to the robust Convaid | R82 line of special needs child restraints — the Convaid Carrot 3, Convaid Carrot 3 booster seat and R82 Pilot.

Business Development Representative Sally Mallory, CPST, PT, ATP

Joining Ms. Mallory are Western US & Canada Sales Manager Charles Larose and regional Business Development Representative Chris Reidmiller.

The R82 Wallaroo is a forward-facing child restraint that provides safety, style, comfort and support. It comes with optional accessories for head, trunk and pelvic positioning. The headrest was designed to keep a child’s head and neck secure while its 5-point padded harness adjusts to a growing child. The R82 Wallaroo features a washable, water-repellent antibacterial inlay that comes in three color choices – blue, red or grey.

The R82 Wallaroo accommodates children weighing from 22-lbs. to 106-lbs. — from early toddlerhood into young adulthood. It complies with ISO7176 and conforms to U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 213.

“We look forward to Kidz in Motion to introduce our growing pediatric transportation restraint portfolio. This year we are excited to introduce the R82 Wallaroo that promotes child safety, adaptability for growth, comfort and positioning through use of accessories,” said Director, Marketing Nanneke Dinklo.

The Kidz in Motion conference gathers passenger safety specialists from North America for four days of safety and product updates.

This year topics will be on advanced safety features in car seats and what effect they have on increasing child safety. The importance of extensive crash testing and the role product integrity plays before car seats are deployed in commerce will be discussed. Product experts will share information on testing procedures and provide an insight into the standards that govern testing.

The University of Maryland will offer a presentation on Car Seat Tolerance and Testing that suggests babies born prematurely undergo a period of monitoring in their car seat prior to going home from the hospital to rule out dangerous heart rate changes, oxygen drops, or breathing pauses.

This test is known as the Car Seat Tolerance Screen (CSTS). This presentation will review the origins of this test, current American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for testing, failure rates and risk factors for failure, current literature on short and long term outcomes for infants who fail a CSTS, as well as discuss future directions for research on the CSTS.

Convaid | R82 develop and manufacture premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.

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