Dorel announces departure of Juvenile Group President



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    TSX: DII.B, DII.A

    MONTREAL, Jan. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B,
DII.A) today announced that Camillo Lisio, Dorel Juvenile Group President, has
tendered his resignation and will be leaving the company by January 23, 2009.
Hani Basile, Dorel Juvenile Group's Chief Operating Officer is assuming
leadership of the segment on an interim basis.
    Mr. Basile has been involved with Dorel's juvenile businesses since he
joined the Company in 2003. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dorel
Distribution Canada, was instrumental in establishing Dorel Australia and
Dorel Brazil and has been COO of Dorel Juvenile Group worldwide since May
2008.
    "We thank Cam for his service and wish him well in his future
endeavours," stated Dorel President & CEO, Martin Schwartz.

    Profile

    Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile
products and bicycle company. Established in 1962, 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 Bébé Confort in
Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and SUGOI in
Recreational/Leisure. Dorel's Home Furnishings segment markets a wide
assortment of furniture products, both domestically produced and imported.
Dorel is a $2 billion company with 4600 employees, facilities in seventeen
countries, and sales worldwide.

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of Dorel Industries Inc. These statements are based on
suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible
evaluation of future events. The business of the Company and these
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ from expected results. Important
factors which could cause such differences may include, without excluding
other considerations, increases in raw material costs, particularly for key
input factors such as particle board and resins; increases in ocean freight
container costs; failure of new products to meet demand expectations; changes
to the Company's effective income tax rate as a result of changes in the
anticipated geographic mix of revenues; the impact of price pressures exerted
by competitors, and settlements for product liability cases which exceed the
Company's insurance coverage limits. A description of the above mentioned
items and certain additional risk factors are discussed in the Company's
Annual MD&A and Annual Information Form, filed with the securities regulatory
authorities in Canada and the U.S. The risk factors outlined in the previously
mentioned documents are specifically incorporated herein by reference. The
Company's business, financial condition, or operating results could be
materially adversely affected if any of these risks and uncertainties were to
materialize. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual
results.




For further information:

For further information: MaisonBrison: Rick Leckner, (514) 731-0000;
Dorel Industries Inc.: Jeffrey Schwartz, (514) 934-3034

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