Buckle Crunch — Europe vs. North America

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.

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ADAC Testing Spring 2018

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

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Car Seats of Europe

Choosing a car seat is tough! One look at the options in the car seat aisle can make your head swim — from height and weight limits to unique bells and whistles on each seat, it’s hard to know which is the best seat for your child?

The safest car seat is the one that fits your child, fits your vehicle, and can be used correctly 100% of the time.  To get a sense of how to find that safest seat for your family, consider the height and weight limits printed on the box.  But they often do not tell the whole story.

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