Car Seats

Feds Propose New Side-Impact Crash Test Rules For Child Car Seats
Feds Propose New Side-Impact Crash Test Rules For Child Car Seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to upgrade standards for child car seats for children weighing up to 40 pounds to include a new test that simulates a side crash. According to conservative NHTSA estimates, some five child deaths and injuries to 64 other children...Read More»

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Over One-Third Of Kids Killed in Crashes Aren't In Car Seats Or Buckled Up

It's Child Passenger Safety Week in the U.S., and before it draws to a close tomorrow, we have a grim statistic to share: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly two children under 13 were killed in auto accidents every day in 2011, and another 338 were injured...Read More»

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Parents Who Don't Wear Seatbelts Don't Buckle Up Their Kids, Either

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. The survey examined the everyday use of seat belts and other safety restraints, with an entire section dedicated to car safety for kids. On the whole, the results...Read More»

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Having Trouble Correctly Installing Car Seats? AAA Says You’re In The Majority

Any parent who has struggled to figure out the correct installation of child car seats knows that it’s no simple task. In fact, a new survey from AAA finds that three-quarters of Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians observed that parents misuse the LATCH system more than half of the time...Read More»

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Child Car Seat Trends To Watch

Parents, especially new parents, want to ensure the safety of their child by taking all the right precautions – including buying and installing the right type of car safety seat. While new products arrive on the scene with some regularity, not much is ever discussed about the changes in car...Read More»

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The First Years Car Seat Integrates First Parental Alert System

Child safety in the car just got a welcome boost as TOMY, the manufacturer of The First Years car seat, unveiled the first parental alert system available from any car seat manufacturer. The system alerts parents of potentially life-threatening situations to their child passengers, such as: The...Read More»

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IIHS: Rear Seats Make It Tough To Fit Child Seats

If you’re a parent having a hard time getting your child’s car seat installed the right way, it might not be entirely your fault, and you’re not alone. A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that the designs of rear seats in vehicles often work...Read More»

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Car Seat Compliance Up: AAA Survey

Just one year after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated car seat recommendations, a new survey from the AAA shows that Americans are definitely getting the message. According to the AAA, more than 90 percent of parents surveyed with children under the age of 13 have heard...Read More»

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NHTSA Unveils New Child Crash Test Dummy, Amends Child Seat Standard For Heavier Children

Under development for the past decade, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just unveiled a new addition to its crash test dummy family: a 10-year-old child crash test dummy. The reason the NHTSA is adding the child-sized crash test dummy is to evaluate how higher-weight...Read More»

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Parents Carpooling Kids Often Skip Booster Seats: Study

While the necessity of protecting young children riding in vehicles by using a child safety restraint is widely known and most parents of young children use them when transporting the youngster(s) in their own car, it’s quite a different story when children are in a car with another driver...Read More»

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Britax Recalling Chaperone Infant Car Seats

Parents, take note. If you own a Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat, it may be involved in a safety recall. Car seat maker Britax is conducting a safety recall of 14,220 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the U.S. over concerns about a defect in the harness adjuster. Britax Child Safety, Inc...Read More»

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Safe Driving Tips For Parents: 5 From AAA That We All Can Use

With every New Year’s Day come the inevitable resolutions that many of us never quite get around to carrying out. As parents and drivers, however, there are five areas that we can and should pay attention to concerning our driving behavior, and what we model for our children. The AAA...Read More»

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Monitor Alerts Parents If Kids Wiggle Out Of Car Seats

Concerned about whether or not your child is safely remaining in his or her car seat while you are on the road? Even though car seat monitors are not currently mandated by the Federal government, or installed as standard equipment in car seats or vehicles, two engineers have developed an...Read More»

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Parents: Tips On Rear-Facing Car Seats

During National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 18-24), it’s an appropriate time for parents to brush up on guidelines for rear-facing car seats. With car crashes the leading cause of death for children ages three to fourteen, the importance of using rear-facing child seats cannot be...Read More»

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Parents: Get Free Car Seat Check During National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24

National Child Passenger Safety Week will take place this year from September 18-24. This annual event is celebrated as a means of reminding parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in a car seat that meets both their weight and height requirements...Read More»

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Sixty Percent Of Car Seats Tested Contain Toxic Chemicals

Results of 105 car seats tested by HealthyStuff.org reveal that more than half (60 percent) contain at least one of the toxic chemicals tested for, including hazardous flame retardants and chemical additives. But some car seats were found to be virtually free of the most dangerous chemicals...Read More»

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Five Things Your Child Needs To Stay Safe In The Car

Protecting your child in the car should take precedence over anything else on your mind. With all the distractions and pressing responsibilities, parents need to get down to basics. Here are five things your child needs to stay safe in the car. A child car seat or booster seat of proper size. All...Read More»

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Five Things Every Parent Needs In The Car

Frankly, parents can use all the help they can get. Along with love and responsibility – and your little ones – here are a few things that every parent should take along for the ride: Rearview camera - Lacking eyes in the back of your head, the next-best thing is an absolute necessity...Read More»

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Car Seat Safety: An Update On Age Guidelines, Car-Seat Advice

Whether you’re the parents of an infant or toddler or a young child under the age of 12, carrying them safely in your car means you need to know the right kind of child car seat to use – and how to correctly install it. But do you know the latest age guidelines on child car seats? The...Read More»