Category Archives: Car Seat Safety

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    Keeping Pre- & School-aged Kids Safe in Cars

    Posted on June 26, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    Somewhere along the way our kids grow up — usually too fast, right?! It seems like in no time they’ve gone from a rear-facing infant seat to a forward-facing seat that they’re now on the verge of growing out of. What’s next? Depending on the child, the child’s size, the parent and the size of […]

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  • Two NHTSA studies

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    Occupant Restraint Use in 2012: Results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey Controlled Intersection Study This report presents results from the 2012 National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) Controlled Intersection Study. NOPUS is the only nationwide probability-based occupant restraint use survey.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s NCSA conducts this survey annually. The 2012 […]

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  • Fact or Fiction: Integrated Seats

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    Just a quickie this week… Fact or Fiction: Vehicle integrated car seats have expiration dates like aftermarket car seats. FICTION: Integrated car seats usually do not have an expiration date because they (integrated child restraints) are designed to be used for the life of the vehicle. If an integrated child seat is occupied during a […]

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  • Imagine a World Where Every Kid is a Safe Kid

    Posted on March 5, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety, Other Child Safety Tips

    Safe Kids’ video talking about keeping kids safe from preventable injuries. It’s cute and a good message! We like it so we thought we’d share it with you. Because our focus is helping parents keep their kids safe from the preventable injuries that occur during car crashes. Kris Hixson, Safe Kids’ video director, says, “It’s […]

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    Is This the Beginning of the End for LATCH?

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    When LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) was released about 10 years ago, the intention was to make installing car seats easier for parents. While it was a great intention, it backfired as car seats are still highly misused and installed incorrectly — a whopping 84%-90% (depending on who you ask). But are the […]

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    There’s an App for That – Of Course

    Posted on February 18, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new Car Seat Check app for iphone and ipad. It’s said to be an easy-to-use app that will help you find the right car seat for your child based on age, height and weight. The app includes instructional videos and articles to help you use the seat safely […]

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    New Side-Impact Protection and Where RideSafer Fits in It

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing new side-impact requirements for car seats. The requirement would be for car seats for children up to 40 pounds to pass a first of its kind side-impact collision test. This would hopefully reduce the force of impact on the child’s head, shoulders and chest. Side-impact collisions typically […]

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    Motorcoach & Bus Seat Belts

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    This is exciting news. Beginning in November 2016, newly manufactured buses will be required to be equipped with lap and shoulder belts for each driver and passenger seat. While buses were designed with the intent to provide safety via “compartmentalization” meaning you sit in a somewhat boxed in, cushioned area, seat belts would make them […]

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    2014 LATCH Clarifications

    Posted on January 21, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    Confused about all the hullabaloo over “new” LATCH weight limits? We wrote an extensive article about it a couple of weeks ago. Today we have some additional clarifications we’d like to share. First of all the changes to FMVSS 213 (the federal standards that lays out the requirements for child restraints) are set to take […]

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  • New Crash Avoidance Ratings

    Posted on January 12, 2014 by in Car Seat Safety

    By the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety A new test program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the performance of front crash prevention systems to help consumers decide which features to consider and encourage automakers to speed adoption of the technology. The rating system is based on research by the Highway Loss […]

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