A father and son who rejected a £50,000 offer for their wheelbarrow invention on Dragons’ Den were celebrating yesterday after netting over £1million in orders during its first year on sale.
Mike and Joe Smith turned down offers by 'dragons' Duncan Bannatyne and Hilary Devey who offered them £50,000 for 50 per cent of their Wheelbarrow Booster business on the hit BBC show for entrepreneurs.
In one of the most heated exchanges seen on the show, the dragons criticised the Smiths' attitude before they declared themselves out.
A mum flipped her SUV on Wisconsin 13 north of Washburn last month. Her three young children and her younger sister were tossed out the windows and, in one case at least, into a very early grave.
Cadotte, the only one not ejected from the rolling vehicle, has been released from a Duluth, Minn., hospital after being upgraded to fair condition. It appears her younger sister and her oldest child, who is 6, also are going to be OK. Her 4-year-old, Myley Gordon, remained in critical condition more than a week after the accident and 2-year-old Mariah Gordon is dead.
Grandpa was in charge of taking care of his 3-year-old grandson while the boy's parents worked. He heard he was legally required to put his grandson in a car seat when transporting him, but he couldn't afford to buy one.
Undeterred, the well-meaning grandpa decided to make his own car seat by cutting off the legs of a high chair. It already had a restraint on it and even had its own eating area. He thought he was good to go.
Chances for Indiana Youth is partnering with York Chevy Buick in Brazil to help parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles.
Certified technicians will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday 11 August at York.
To maximize the benefit, it is recommended that parents bring the child and car seat.
Her parents were unmindful enough to leave a sleeping infant alone in a car in a no-parking zone; the police went several steps further and towed the vehicle away, despite the rear window rolled down, revealing the child.
The mishap on Vikas Marg in East Delhi fortunately ended well for Nandika, barely over two years, though it sent her parents on a frantic search for an hour and a half. When they managed to reach the police station concerned, the baby was still in the car, having fallen off the seat but luckily unharmed.
Trading Standards officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council will be offering free safety checks on child car seats on Friday August 10, 2012.
The checks will be carried out at Tesco, Ystrad Mynach between 9.30am and 4pm. Council staff will also be handing out free child activity packs that include safety information for parents.
Similar events last year found that 72% of seats checked were incorrectly fitted or were unsuitable for either the child or the motor vehicle.
The sheriff's deputies arrested a man in connection with a one-car accident in which a four-year-old boy was ejected.
Deputies say that Daniel Jackson, 25, was impaired when he lost control of his Chevy Cavalier and drove it off Highway 169 in Keithville and into the woods.
Both Jackson and the child were ejected during the crash. Jackson was seriously injured, and the child, who suffered minor injuries, returned to the roadway where he flagged down a passerby, deputies say.
There was no child safety seat in the car, deputies say.
As parents and caregivers prepare for children to head back to school, the Colorado Department of Transportation says it's the opportune time to make sure students and younger siblings are buckled up properly when they travel.
"Parents have a tendency to move their child to the next type of car seat, booster seat or even an adult seat belt earlier than is recommended," said Corporal Heather Cobler of the Colorado State Patrol. "But each change may be a step down in safety, depending on the age and size of the child."
Sadly, many children are seriously injured in car accidents every year.
In many cases their injuries could have been prevented had they been secured in age-appropriate child restraints.
When buying a child restraint, always refer to the laws for guidance on which one to buy.
PARENTS are being urged to take advantage of free safety checks for child car seats.
Derbyshire County Council has teamed up with an expert car seat fitter to offer the checks at:
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