The weather is getting cool, so it is time to ditch the coat. Wait, is that right? Ok, you have to wear a coat sometimes in the winter, but in your vehicle is not usually one of those times. If you or your children have to wear a coat though, here are some safer ways to stay warm on the road.
On September 23, 2016, Transport Canada announced a recall on the RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat. Full Text of the Recall The Issue Transport Canada and RECARO Child Safety, LLC are informing the public of a non-compliance of Performance RIDE convertible car seats made between October 2015 and February 2016. Specifically, these convertible car
If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve heard the flight attendant instructions to put the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting your child or other passengers. It should be no different when you are in a vehicle. You’ve done the research and made sure your children and passengers are properly restrained, but are you?
Vehicle shopping is a daunting task. Many times, the sales staff descends upon you as soon as you enter the lot. If you need to quickly replace a vehicle, shopping can be even more stressful. If you are not in a time crunch, you have more time to weigh options. Two of the last three times we’ve chosen a new vehicle, we didn’t have the luxury of time. As a family of seven, any old vehicle won’t do and when our main vehicle died a painful, unexpected death, we were suddenly living in a world of hurt.
Whether you have two weeks or two hours to make the decision, here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a new vehicle.
What’s in your tech kit? It’s a popular question that Child Passenger Safety Technicians ask one another, so thought I would go through a tour of what I carry in my tech bag. A little background: I’ve been a CPST since 2010, and I’m about to be confirmed as an Instructor. I work for the fire department and I do a couple dozen checks a month. I have a storage trailer that contains my large backup of supplies, but here is what is in the bag that lives in my trunk and travels with me to every check.
So you’re a CPST now, congratulations! For most technicians, the first year or so is really about getting your feet wet. You’re getting the hang of working with parents and understanding different seats and vehicles. Once the initial class is complete, recertification can seem to be a ways down the road; until all of a sudden it’s two months before the expiration date and an email pops up reminding you to recertify.
Car seat manufacturer Kiddy started in Germany and has a strong history in the children’s market there. Kiddy currently offers a few seats in the United States including the Kiddy World Plus and the Cruiserfix Pro that we’ll review today.
The Cruiserfix Pro is a belt positioning booster that includes a variety of features that I would not have thought to include on a booster — adjustable thigh support, adjustable sidewings, rigid lower anchors, and shock absorbers. Those features contribute to the awards that this seat has won.
The Baby Trend Secure Snap Gear 32 is an exclusive new rear facing only car seat only available at Target. We’re excited to see how it stacks up against their other rear facing only car seats. CSFTL Quick Stats Weight range: 5-32lbs Height range: <32″ Shell height: 18″ (top of adjustable back in the highest
We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Graco Extend2Fit. While we’re waiting, our guest author and CSFTL Facebook Forum Moderator Bridget has graciously given us a sneak peek at this exciting new seat! Thanks, Bridget!
Transport Canada has announced a recall on Canadian Tire Apramo and Kukuxumusu Booster Seats for non compliance with stiffness and flammability requirements.