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Dorel Juvenile Group Recognized For Advancing Innovation In The Juvenile Products Industry With Two JPMA Innovation Awards

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dorel Juvenile Group Recognized For Advancing Innovation In The Juvenile Products Industry With Two JPMA Innovation Awards08:54 EDT Monday, October 15, 2012LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. (DJG), a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) and the nation's largest juvenile products manufacturer, today unveiled a comprehensive line-up of the latest in child safety and innovation at the ABC Kids Expo (October 14-17, 2012) in Louisville, KY.  A juvenile industry leader, Dorel Juvenile Group, was recognized by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association with two 2012 JPMA Innovation Awards for the Maxi-Cosi Prezi and the Safety 1st® BOOSTAPAK. Internationally recognized, the JPMA Innovation Awards highlight the most exciting and innovative new products in the juvenile marketplace today.  Entries are evaluated by a selection committee of trade media representatives and industry retail buyers, and judged on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal and usefulness. "We are honored that the JPMA has recognized our products for their trusted and industry leading innovation in the parenting space," said Dave Taylor, President and CEO of Dorel Juvenile Group. "Dorel continues to strive to develop quality products to address the everyday needs of parents and to ensure the safety of children."Continuing its pursuit of advancing the category, Dorel Juvenile Group had products across multiple categories honored as winners and finalists for the awards. 2012 JPMA Innovation Award winning products included:Maxi-Cosi Prezi: Combining industry-leading safety features without sacrificing style or convenience, the Maxi-Cosi Prezi "only does everything". Innovative technologies, like G-Cell HX?, a patented rebounding foam technology developed in conjunction with Bald Spot Sports (a leader in safety innovation for Indy Racing), and Air Protect® have raised the bar industry wide on car seat safety. A five-point, Easy-Out Harness with center front adjuster makes it easier to properly secure your infant. Safety 1st® BOOSTAPAK: The Safety 1st BOOSTAPAK easily converts from a belt-positioning-booster to backpack with spacious capacity to provide on-the-go convenience and safety. The BOOSTAPAK fits children 40-80lbs and 43"-57" with an easy to wipe clean cover.  In addition to the winning products the following were honored as finalists:  Baby Art Sculpture Kit: The Baby Art Sculpture Kit provides an attractive and convenient way to artistically capture baby's milestones. With all supplies included, the no-fuss process allows a sculpture to be made in 15 minutes without baking. Quinny® Yezz: Weighing less than 11 pounds the Quinny Yezz is the lightest durable stroller on the market offering an ultra-compact fold and backpack-like carrying option. The Quinny® Yezz features six interchangeable seats so mom can change the fashion easily. Safety 1st® Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock: The Safety 1st Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock simply installs behind the existing deadbolt hardware and when no longer needed the non-marring design is easily removed with no permanent damage to the door. The dual action design is simple and intuitive for adults yet deters children, while a clear plastic panel provides an easy glance to confirm if deadbolt is engaged or not. For more information Dorel Juvenile Groups products, visit booth #100 and #300 at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY or go to www.djgusa.com. About Dorel Juvenile GroupDorel Juvenile Group is a division of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A,) a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Now in its 50th year, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company's lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and Bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products.  Dorel's powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Cosco, Maxi-Cosi and Bebe Confort in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure.  Dorel's Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of both domestically produced and imported furniture products, principally within North America. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.4 billion and employs 5,000 people in facilities located in twenty-two countries worldwide. SOURCE Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc.For further information: Dorel Corporate: Julie Vallese, +1-202-302-1546, jvallese@djgusa.com; Dorel Juvenile Group: Caroline Pierce, +1-617-646-9489, cpierce@360publicrelations.com