Many Child Car Boosters Don’t Meet Safety Standards -- Does Yours?
The safety of child car boosters has improved over the years, but a number of models still need some fine-tuning, according to a new evaluation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute examined 83 seats for how well they improved belt fit for children (not for crash safety). In other words, engineers took a test dummy that represented the size of an average six-year-old and measured how a seat belt fit with each of the car seats -- which affects how well the child (between ages four and eight) is protected by the belt during a crash.
The study found 31 seats that made the “Best Bets” list (these seats correctly position seat belts on children) and five seats that made the “Good Bets” list (these provide an acceptable fit). Six seats were on the “Not Recommended” list, which included models from Evenflo and Safety 1st.
Find out which list your booster seat is on here
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