This recall applies to Canada only. Chicco has issued a recall for the Keyfit 30 infant car seat. Issue: the infant seat did not meet the dynamic requirements for chest acceleration of the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations. Date range: This issue applies to Keyfit 30 infant car seats made between December 30, 2013 and
In 2013 European car seat laws were overhauled to ensure safer, easier to use products for caregivers. As part of a 3-phase plan, rear facing only infant seats were the first to benefit from the new rules. The Baby-Safe i-Size is one of Britax Römer’s i-Size compliant infant seats. When paired with the Flex base
The Britax Two Way Elite is a versatile, well loved car seat in Europe. It’s best known for its extended rear facing capacities for tall children and for its ability to fit in small vehicles. Let’s take a closer look! CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing weight range: 9-25 kg Forward facing weight range: 9-18 kg* Booster
Rear facing only car seats offer quite a lot when it comes to convenience. These types of car seats typically include two parts — a base that remains installed in the vehicle and an infant carrier portion that easily snaps in and out of the base. Many caregivers like this type of car seat for
Buckle crunch is not a candy bar. It’s a situation where the vehicle seat belt’s buckle is pulled up into the belt path of a car seat. Instead of the seat belt webbing doing all the work of restraining the car seat, the hard plastic of the buckle is pulled inside the belt path. This makes for an insecure installation because the plastic of the buckle can shatter or the car seat can shift along the plastic portion of the buckle instead of being held back by the webbing.
The Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) is a German automobile organisation that performs rigorous crash tests on car seats. Twice a year, a selection of car seats are tested and rated on various criteria. Let’s take a look at the results from Spring 2018! The most relevant part of ADAC testing to consider is the safety
The Britax Highpoint is a very nice booster seat that’s easy to use. We’re particularly fond of the plush cover, the lower anchors, and the consistent vehicle seat belt fit that it offered to our young passengers.
In honor of CPST month, we bring you a first-person account of Lani’s journey to becoming a CPST. We hope that sharing this story inspires other parents to become CPSTs or learn more about child passenger safety!
Every year in the US, an average of 37 children perish when they’re left in vehicles. Most of those are left in those vehicles by accident. A portion of those children are left in those vehicles on purpose — say Mom goes into a store or something like that. Another portion of those 37 deaths happens when preschoolers go back into an unlocked car to get a toy they’ve left behind and find themselves trapped in a car they can’t open.
Inflatable seat belts combine airbags and vehicle seat belts into one high tech package, offering adult passengers an additional, passive level of protection in the event of a crash. The addition of air bags to today’s vehicles offers an important level of additional protection for adult passengers. However, for all the protection that these lifesaving devices offer to adult passengers, they pose some challenges when it comes to car seat installation.