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IIHS Rates Top Child Booster Seats

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released child booster seat ratings last week, with 47 making the Best Bet list. The IIHS says, “manufacturers are designing seats to provide good safety belt fit for booster-age children.” The Wall Street Journal writes, “Recent improvements mean top-rated seats outnumber seats with lesser ratings for the first time since the safety group released its first booster ratings in 2008." Out of the 17 new booster seats that hit the market this year, 15 ... continue reading»

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NHTSA Updates Child Seat Standards to Accommodate Older, Heavier Kids

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed a new 10-year-old child test dummy to better evaluate child safety seats for older children. NHTSA’s updated child seat regulations include requirements for kids who weigh more than 65 pounds, and stress that children remain in booster seats until the seat belt fits them properly. Currently, NHTSA has dummies that represent kids who are 6-years-old and younger. The new dummy fills in the gap for older, heavier children. "The ... continue reading»

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