child seats

Popular Evenflo Child Seat Recalled For Problematic Buckle
Popular Evenflo Child Seat Recalled For Problematic Buckle

About 202,000 child seats by the company Evenflo are being recalled for an issue that might cause difficulty in quickly releasing the buckle—and thus, removing the child. The recall potentially affects 202,346 'Embrace 35' rear-facing child seats from the brand made from December 2011 through...Read More»

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon Flips Its Headrest For Car-Seat Safety

General Motors is hoping to rekindle the passion for mid-size trucks in the U.S. with the 2015 GMC Canyon, but it also plans to show customers that they won’t have to sacrifice safety to get smaller, more efficient trucks. On the Canyon (and presumably its twin the Chevrolet Colorado), the...Read More»

Car seats - Graco Smart Seat
NHTSA May Sue Graco To Recall Faulty Rear-Facing Car Seats

Back in March, we reported that child-seat manufacturer Graco was resisting pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall more than 1.83 million potentially defective safety seats. According to the New York Times, NHTSA is now conducting tests on those seats, and...Read More»

Volvo inflatable child seat
Volvo's New Child Car Seat Concept: Lightweight, Inflatable, Military-Grade

Volvo is usually at the cutting edge of vehicle safety with advanced technologies, but when it came to creating a safer and less bulky child seat, it stayed relatively low tech. Check out the Inflatable Child Seat Concept, which is an attempt at trying to create a car seat that is lightweight and...Read More»

Car seats - Evenflo Embrace 35
Why Won't Graco Recall 1.83 Million Potentially Defective Car Seats?

General Motors isn't the only company being grilled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to Detroit News, the agency is also asking questions of Graco Children's Products, which is refusing to recall 1.83 million potentially defective child safety seats. In February...Read More»

Car seats - NHTSA
Does Your Child's Car Seat Weigh Too Much For LATCH?

Car seats are heavier than ever--and some parents aren't including that weight when they fit their kids and car seats to LATCH systems. As a result, many have exceeded their car's LATCH limits without even knowing it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued its...Read More»

Will Kids' Seats Fit in the 2011 Nissan Leaf?
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»

Toddler in car seat
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»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
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»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars Hit Sad Milestone

On the last day of May, a three-year-old boy in New Orleans died of heat stroke in a car, making him the 500th such death since 1998. The victim had been left alone in a car all day. Just think about that – left by himself the entire day in a car. He died from heat stroke (or hyperthermia)...Read More»

Airbags & Baby Seats
Safety Alert: Rear-Facing Child Seats Aren't Only For Infants

Parents, take note: Keeping little ones facing rearward and in their infant seats well past their first birthday, and perhaps into toddlerdom, will help keep them safe and sound. Very recently, the conventional advice was that if you should transition kids into a forward-facing seat at just one...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey Can Fit A Class-Leading Four Child Seats

Growing families often present some frustrating vehicular puzzles. Namely, do you have enough positions to safely secure all your kids? Hint: having a five-passenger vehicle doesn't always mean that you have space for two adults and three kids, if one or more of those kids is in a child or booster...Read More»

Child in booster seat -- from IIHS instructional video
IIHS Tests 60 Child Booster Seats, Judges 11 Not Recommended

Frustrated with the lack of information on booster seats, and the lack of federal requirements for them? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has taken up the fight, and tested 60 popular boosters, gauging them depending on how well they fit children and on how well the booster seats...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
2010 Subaru Outback: Buyer Asks about Child Seats

Some families still want a good traditional station wagon. Especially when they learn they're about to have twins. Reader Ari Bajtner noticed the 2010 Subaru Outback review on our sister site FamilyCarGuide.com, and shot us a note. He writes, "Hey! My wife is expecting twins in April 2010. As our...Read More»

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