After another long day and a fun night at Disneyland after the show closed, we felt that day three at the JPMA show might have dawned a little too early! But we found our way to the exhibit hall to finish the last day of the show before tomorrow’s public version of the show begins.
After a long first day of the show, day two of the JPMA show arrived a little early. Adding insult to injury was the fact that the satellite coffee bar at the expo hall remained closed for a second day in a row. But we managed to fortify ourselves and head in for a full day of manufacturer visits.
Once again, our intrepid CSFTL Media team has descended on another fabulous baby gear trade show! This time, our travels take us to Anaheim, CA for the 1st annual JPMA Baby show. Our first day involved scheduled visits to these fabulous manufacturers: Peg Perego, Evenflo, Cybex, GoodBaby, and Kiddy. We also had a surprise visit with our friends from Safe Kids. Here’s a roundup of what we saw.
One of the biggest struggles we face as CPSTs is working with car seats that can be challenging to install correctly. So when a simple installation method comes along, we tend to get pretty excited. The SnugRide SnugLock 35 is a well-featured rear facing only car seat. The base is what makes it kind of amazing. The lockoff device is as wide as the base; it’s the easiest lockoff to use that I’ve ever met.
We’ve been fans of the Chicco KeyFit since our very first days as an organization. Really, longer than that since many of us were KeyFit fans long before CSFTL was born! When we heard that Chicco was coming out with a longer-lasting version of this popular rear facing only car seat, the Babies R Us exclusive Fit2, we were very excited to see it!
Cybex offers some well-featured booster seats — the Solution Q2-Fix, Solution M-Fix, and Solution X-Fix. Though each of these boosters have a similar name, they each have features that set them apart.
On February 3, 2107, Transport Canada released a Public Notice about installing the Clek Foonf convertible car seat with a lap only vehicle seat belt and top tether.
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.
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.