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Combi® USA Launches SHUTTLE 33 Infant Car Seat

FORT MILL, SC (December 8, 2009) — Stroller and car seat manufacturer Combi USA, is set to launch the new SHUTTLE 33 infant car seat.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants should ride rear-facing starting with their first ride home from the hospital. They should remain rear-facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seatís manufacturer. "We increased the weight recommendation so caregivers would be able to keep their children rear-facing longer. We also increased side impact protection with a newly contoured adjustable headrest," said Ed Whitaker, director of operations at Combi USA. "These new safety improvements along with
many others will provide parents with peace of mind and the level of quality expected of a Combi product."

The SHUTTLE 33 offers the Tru-Safe Anti-Rebound Bar — an important safety feature that improves the overall performance of the seat by minimizing its rotation against the vehicle seat back in a frontal crash. Also, Tru-Safe Side Impact Protection — the deeply sculpted side wings and the engineered plastic called Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) laced throughout the seat — designed to provide the greatest level of overall protection, especially in the head area.

Convenience features include a one-pull harness adjustment and the EZ Harness Height Adjustment System — a turn of a knob changes the height adjustment of the shoulder straps. The breathable mesh fabric is removable and washable. And weighing just 9º pounds, without the base, makes the SHUTTLE 33 easy to carry. The seat base has an easy to read level indicator and wide belt paths for easier installation.

The SHUTTLE 33 will be available in Dec. 2009 in a variety of colors and will retail for $179.99. Additional bases for multi-vehicle installation retail for $69.99. Tru-Safe and EZ Harness are trademarks of Combi USA, Inc.

About Combi USA: Combi, a shortening of the word "combination", refers to the combination of mother and child. Combi USA, Inc., established in 1989, is a subsidiary of Combi Corporation. Established in 1961, Combi Corporation is a Japan-based company that has carefully cultivated a firm and growing foundation of customer trust. For the past forty years, this trust has driven the brand forward as a leader in the juvenile products industry. Since its inception, Combi has remained true to its core commitment to establish healthy living environments for babies. Today, Combi provides safe, original juvenile products for nearly every setting of a childís life. For more information on Combi products, visit www.combi-intl.com.

Contact:
Tanya Reid
treid@combi-intl.com
(803)-548-6633 ext. 265

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