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.
On June 18, 2015, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released new ease of use ratings for LATCH. The most important point is that this is not a safety rating in any way, shape, or form. IIHS is merely discussing the ease of use and accessibility in 2015 vehicles.
So, we’ve had a bit of a banner year, both for CSFTL and the Child Passenger Safety world in general. The team left 2013 still finding its footing, moving from a loose structure to a formal and incorporated one, with bylaws and an elected board of directors, and a carefully chosen mission statement.
Since 1970, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been a driving force behind improvements to safety standards for automobiles. The agency is constantly working to move safety standards forward and help keep all of us safer on the roads.