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KidAlert! V.W.S.

Meet the Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S, feel safer when kids play outside with this friendly safety sign is in the yard. In a neon color with reflectors and a warning flag, this visual signal that kids are nearby alerts drivers to slow down and use caution while driving through your neighborhood. Whether at home, camping, or near playgrounds – set up this kid alert safety sign to remind drivers to use extra caution in the area. Made in the USA.

  • Brightly-colored Visual Warning Signal alerts oncoming motorists when children are in the area
  • Bright body and reflector belt are easily visible during twilight hours
  • Easy set-up and take-down for each play time
  • Place at end of driveway or yard to alert motorists to proceed with caution
  • For optimal effectiveness, removal is recommended when children are finished so figure is only visible during playtime
  • 32" tall warning flag included
  • Learn helpful outdoor play tips
  • Minimal adult assembly required
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Product Number: 787699
Dimensions: 52.00 H 22.25 W 18.25 D
Weight: 5.00 lbs
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Step2KidAlert! V.W.S.
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (112)

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    (39)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (180)
  • Attractive (80)
  • Easy assembly (70)
  • Weather proof (58)
  • Easy to assemble (41)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (53)
  • Small children (45)
  • Group play (39)
  • Individual play (33)
  • Young children (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (48), Grandparent (31), Education oriented (26), Working parent (25), Stay at home parent (19)
    • I Am A:
    • Family young kids (12), Family older kids (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"KidAlert at preschool intersection."

Permission given by City Transportation to put KidAlert in our busy crosswalk. We will soon have two KidAlerts on our two busy streets. It has been the only type of caution we were allowed...Read complete review

Permission given by City Transportation to put KidAlert in our busy crosswalk. We will soon have two KidAlerts on our two busy streets. It has been the only type of caution we were allowed to display.

Totally love the child likeness. Our green "Franklin" is well known in the community. Several related stories have been shared regarding his importance. We have had to replace two "KidAlerts" as they have been taken from their site. I have had many calls from people who would like to get one for their personal use. I definitely recommend it to friends and families.



Our preschool families are concerned when we do not have our KidAlert out for them.

We have had the green "KidAlerts" previously and they had two stands for each of them that we weighed down with sand. Our newest "KidAlert" is yellow and it has one stand. I prefer having two stands in order to keep the figure in place in the street. Time will tell about the color and figure change.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

put on the brakes

fill with sand before assembly

fill with sand before assembly

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4.0

Perfect!

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from Pensacola, FL

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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      Comments about Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S.:

      Perfect to put out on the curb when the kids are playing outside!!

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      4.0

      Worth It

      By 

      from Poway, CA

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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      Pros

      • Easy Use
      • Playful Design
      • Useful Application

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S.:

          Great product. Use for 8 yr old son and friends who skate and ride bikes in front of the house. I put one on each side of the street. I know when I see them I slow down so I feel these are worth every penny. Any extra measures we can use to protect our kids is crucial.

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          5.0

          Best "lawn ornament" to try to slow speeding cars

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          from NC

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          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Useful Application

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • To Slow Car Speeds

            Comments about Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S.:

            Put the "slow" kid figure by the curb to slow down car speeds. Well built, easy to assemble

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            5.0

            HE IS VERY STURDY

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            from Littleton, MA

            About Me Grandparent

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            Pros

            • Easy Use
            • Playful Design
            • Strong Construction
            • Useful Application

            Cons

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                Comments about Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S.:

                This product is very sturdy. We filled the base with water and he does not fall over even on windy days. This is a must have safety product for children who ride bikes in their driveway. Cars do not enter or turn around in our driveway when we place "slow man" at the entrance.

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                4.0

                A Good Product

                By 

                from Fonthill, Ontario

                About Me First Time Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Playful Design
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult to Install

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Step2 KidAlert! V.W.S.:

                  A bit difficult to put the two pieces together - took a lot of force and some olive oil to allow the two sections to slide into one another. After that, no problem!

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                  I FIRST SEEN THIS AT A SCHOOL CROSSING, AND LOVED IT. U CAN EASILY SEE IT...SO MY MOM AND I PURCHASED 3 OF THEM IN 2011. WE STILL LOVE THEM... A NEW FRIEND OF OURS COMMENTED ON MY LITTLE GREEN MAN, THAT SHE JUST HAS TO GET A COUPLE FOR HER PLACE...SO I THOUGHT I WOULD GET HER 1 OF THEM, THEN SHE WILL HAVE THE ADDRESS TO PURCHASE HER OTHER ONE. SHE'LL LOVE HERS LIKE WE LOVE OURS!!!
                  Connie M on Jun 8, 2015
                  I FIRST SEEN THIS AT A SCHOOL CROSSING, AND LOVED IT. U CAN EASILY SEE IT...SO MY MOM AND I PURCHASED 3 OF THEM IN 2011. WE STILL LOVE THEM... A NEW FRIEND OF OURS COMMENTED ON MY LITTLE GREEN MAN, THAT SHE JUST HAS TO GET A COUPLE FOR HER PLACE...SO I THOUGHT I WOULD GET HER 1 OF THEM, THEN SHE WILL HAVE THE ADDRESS TO PURCHASE HER OTHER ONE. SHE'LL LOVE HERS LIKE WE LOVE OURS!!!
                  Connie M on Jun 8, 2015
                  BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS. I PUT THIS OUT IN MY STREET ON LONG ISLAND, NY. CARS ACTUALLY SLOW DOWN FOR THE CHILDREN WHILE THEY RIDE BIKES AND WHATNOT.
                  THOMAS G on Apr 7, 2013
                  BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS. I PUT THIS OUT IN MY STREET ON LONG ISLAND, NY. CARS ACTUALLY SLOW DOWN FOR THE CHILDREN WHILE THEY RIDE BIKES AND WHATNOT.
                  THOMAS G on Apr 7, 2013
                  How do you up the base on?
                  FrustratedMom on Apr 29, 2015
                  BEST ANSWER: Hi Mary,

                  Place one foot on a firm, flat surface. Align the recesses of the body with the pins on the foot base and press down firmly until the KidAlert! body connects with the foot base.
                  This item says 4 signs in parentheses. Do you get 4 of them for $27.99?
                  A shopper on Apr 5, 2015
                  BEST ANSWER: The KidAlert! V.W.S. is $27.99 per visual warning sign.
                  Has anyone else found it impossible to assemble the foot into the base?
                  There is no way the pegs will fit into the slots without snapping the plastic, I'm amazed no one has complained about this.

                  Why is it SO difficult and how can I connect the 2 parts together?
                  Thanks
                  A shopper on Dec 17, 2014
                  BEST ANSWER: Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to assist you with the assembly of this product.
                  Is the price for single signs or 4? I followed a link that said 4 signs, just trying to clarify.
                  A shopper on Dec 4, 2014
                  BEST ANSWER: The price shown is per sign.
                  Could you make a model that glows in the dark ? As to be easier to see at dusk.
                  Thanks
                  Tom
                  Tom D on May 11, 2014
                  BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your feedback. We will pass this along to the appropriate party.
                  The flag poll of this product is not safe at all. The sun beats on it and makes it splinter. It is fiberglass and when that gets into the skin it is very painful. Could you please consider a safer poll? The turtles are wonderful but the polls need a better composition.
                  Jessica on Aug 8, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: So sorry to hear about the flag pole! Please call us toll free 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we will be happy to send you a new flag pole at no cost.
                  Is this a turtle or a child with a backpack and a very round head?
                  A shopper on Oct 4, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: We love using this child to remind parents to drive slowly in our parking lot. We dress him/her up for the different seasons - a scarf in winter or swim goggles for summer- now it has a Halloween hat on.
                  Are these legal to put in the middle of a road?
                  A shopper on Nov 1, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: You would have to check with your local police department.

                  However, wouldn't think so as it could be a traffic hazzard. Ours is as close to the street as we can get it and the orange flag hangs slightly over the pavement which draws attention to it.
                  Is this supposed to be a boy or a turtle?
                  sherri v on Oct 6, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: It is a boy holding a flag. My kids love it. They pull it out to the street corner when we are out front playing. It is a great way to let people know kids are out and to SLOW down! Worth every penny!
                  I live in Toronto, Ontario and 10 residents on our street want to purchase this because of cars racing down our street. Can you tell me where we can purchase?
                  jacqueline c on Jun 16, 2014
                  BEST ANSWER: You can purchase this visual warning sign here: http://www.step2.com/p/KidAlert-V-W-S
                  Where can I get a replacement flag?
                  kari l on Mar 27, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: Please call us at 1-800-347-8372 Monday - Friday, from 8-5 ET and we can get a replacement flag ordered and sent to you. Tomorrow, our offices will be closed but our Customer Service Department will be here from 9AM - 3PM. Thanks for contacting us and we hope this helps.
                  When will this item be available again?
                  A shopper on May 25, 2015
                  BEST ANSWER: This item will be available again shortly. Please click on the 'Notify Me' button to add an email address for notification when this item is available again.
                  is the KidAlert V.W.S. latex free?
                  A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
                  BEST ANSWER: Yes, the KidAlert! V.W.S. is latex free.
                  Since the little green man is currently not available can you tell me which stores in New Jersey carry this item
                  ??
                  A shopper on Nov 19, 2013
                  BEST ANSWER: You can search local retailers by clicking "Find in Store" on the product page and entering your zip code.
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