Some young adults fit better in the seat belt than their parents. My teenager is as tall as I am. As a short Child Passenger Safety Technician, I feel the pain of other short parents. We get questions about this often — “I’m an adult, I don’t pass the five step test. Do I need a booster seat?” The short answer is no, you don’t.
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Baby Trend has announced a recall for some of their Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Centennial booster seats, model number FB58181, manufactured on July 23, 2016 and Hybrid LX 3-in-1 Kiwi booster seats, model number FB48417, manufactured on July 14, 2016.
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.
Most days retrieving the mail is typically a mundane task. When we least expect it, though, we get mail that makes our heart race. Letters from long lost friends, holiday or birthday greeting cards, vehicle recall notices – they all have the ability to make our hearts skip a beat and the breath to catch in our throats. Unlike correspondence from friends, though, vehicle recall notices can be stress inducing. What is involved in a recall and what do you do if your vehicle is part of one?
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.
Recalls happen all the time. Recalls can happen for as many different reasons as there are variety of items that are recalled. When it comes to car seats, recalls can be anything from a typo on a required line on a sticker to an issue that makes a car seat completely unsafe or unusable.
You may have recently heard that a well established child restraint manufacturer has been spreading the word that that they’ve sponsored a review of a study well known to the injury prevention community, and that review seems to suggest that one of our most baseline understandings of child passenger safety may be wrong. In 2007,
On November 15, 2016, Transport Canada announced a Consumer Information Notice on the Ferrari Befix High Back Booster Seat. Summary This booster seat was manufactured with two different belt guides, one shaped like the letter U and one like the letter Z. Both versions of the seat may have come with misleading labels or instructions
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.