Canadian Advisory: Orbit Baby G3 Infant Car Seat

Transport Canada and Orbit Baby, Inc. are informing the public that G3 Infant Car Seats made between December 2013 and December 2016 do not comply with the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. Specifically, these infant car seats do not meet the dynamic testing requirements when used without the base. These seats also do not conform to the prescribed label permanency requirements.

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Shuttle Buses

The 12 passenger van is in some ways, the scourge of the Child Passenger Safety world. These vans often lack head restraints, are often used to improperly transport young children, and are home to a host of creative safety practices due to their age or their occupation.

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Updated Car Seat Law: California

We’re thrilled to see more laws in more states align closer to best practice. As of January 1, 2017, California will join the states with laws requiring children to remain rear facing in their car seats until at least 2 years of age. On that day, California also adopts a law banning all cell phones from being held by the driver.

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2016 IIHS Booster Ratings

Each year since 2009, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their IIHS booster ratings. These ratings are based primarily on the fit of the 6 year old crash test dummy. Fit is the best indication of performance: regardless of how many optional features a booster seat has, if it doesn’t place the vehicle seat belt properly on the child, it can’t do its job.

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Graco SlimFit Review

Families come in all shapes and sizes and have a wide variety of needs when it comes to car seats. One area where we see a lot of questions is what to do when the back seat is full of children, or when two children need to ride next to each other. We call this setup three car seats across and it’s a topic that has a lot of variables.

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ABC Kids Expo 2016: Day Two!

A common theme of our visits to the ABC Kids Expo is meals at odd times of the day. This year marks no exception to that. Today, we started with salad at 10 a.m., then moved on to lunch at 3. In between times, we fortified ourselves on little candies that benevolent manufacturers leave on their booths.

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ABC Kids Expo 2016: Day One!

Once again, the CSFTL ABC Kids Expo contingent has descended upon the otherwise calm town of Las Vegas. Watch out, nickel slots, we’re coming for you! In addition to our high stakes gambling adventures, we’re headed back into the Convention Center for this year’s Expo. Here are a few highlights of our first day on the show floor.

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