The Issue Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) and NHTSA announced a recall Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats (in the color Desert Blue) for potential fraying of the LATCH webbing, as it did not comply with the minimum initial breaking strength in FMVSS213. Affected Baby Trend Hybrid models: Baby Trend Hybrid 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seat
The Issue Dorel Juvenile Group (Maxi-Cosi) issued a recall of Maxi-Cosi Coral XP infant seats for the inner carrier failing to meet FMVSS213 standards for labeling and design. NHTSA found several noncompliances related to the design and labeling of the Coral XP’s inner carrier including Installation, Labeling, Printed Instructions, and Dynamic Procedure. Coral XP’s child
The Issue Dorel Juvenile Group (manufacturer of Safety 1st and Maxi Cosi seats) has issued a recall with NHTSA on certain rear-facing only car seats due to lower anchor (LATCH) failure. Immediately discontinue the use of lower anchors when installing the seats listed below with the base. Owners may continue to use their car seat
As part of our expansion around the world, we’ve added an EU Recommended Seats tab to our website and sent our EU-based team to Cologne, Germany to attend the Kind + Jugend trade fair in September 2018! This giant temporary city of baby gear is not unlike the ABC Kids Expo and JPMA Shows that
What do you get when you combine a spring snowstorm, Washington DC and an intimate gathering of baby gear manufacturers eager to show off some new items? That’s right, the JPMA Baby Show of 2018! This author was supposed to attend but got snowed out (is that a term?) and stuck in Southern California for
Each year since 2009, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their IIHS booster ratings. In the past, these ratings were based primarily on the fit of the 6 year old crash test dummy. This year’s results were based on a new dummy.
At CSFTL, our mission is to help caregivers keep their Littles safe on every ride. To further that goal, we’re pleased to announce that we’re now able to offer a limited number of car seats and booster seats through the CSFTL Car Seat Grant Program.
I had the privilege of meeting with Research Meteorologist in the San Jose State University Department of Meteorology and Climate Science Jan Null, founder of http://noheatstroke.org/. Jan’s work with vehicular heat stroke began in 2001 when a local news station called him for a comment on the tragic death of a 5 month old boy who was left in the car.
Last year Consumer Reports changed their crash testing criteria used to evaluate rear facing only seats. This year, they have expanded that testing to convertible seats. From the Consumer Reports website, “Changes from the way that convertible seats were rated previously include using a test bench that better simulates the vehicle seat design from a contemporary vehicle, with more representative cushion stiffness and seat geometry and incorporation of a “blocker” to simulate a front seatback. The new test also runs at a higher 35mph speed, with other representative dynamic characteristics that better simulate the behavior of contemporary vehicles during a crash.”
Since 2009, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), has been annually releasing their booster ratings, based primarily on fit of the 6 year old dummy, and, as we all know, fit is the best indication of performance. No matter how much bling your booster has, if it doesn’t place the seatbelt properly on your child, it can’t do its job.