The Best Booster Seats to Keep Your Child Safe

It may seem like there are about a million and one different types of car seats out there, but it helps to group them into the four stages of your child’s growth. Newborns come home from the hospital and spend at least their first few months in an infant seat, then move up to a larger rear-facing child seat, then onto a forward facing car seat with full harness, and finally a booster seat. However, many companies have designed seats that work well for more than one of those stages, adjusting to accommodate the growth of your child, so one seat can be perfectly safe for many years of service.

Read more
Installing Child Seats is Getting Easier, IIHS Says

Three vehicles have earned a top rating of good+ on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) LATCH ease-of-use ratings.

Read more
Child Seats Improperly Aligned 40% of the Time: Study

A recent study has revealed that child car seats and vehicle seats don’t align properly more than 40 percent of the time, meaning many child seats aren’t optimized for safety.

Read more
Graco to Pay $10M Over Delayed Recall

Child seat manufacturer Graco is being fined for failing to promptly recall defective child seats. 

Read more
Graco Under Federal Investigation for Recall Delay

One of  the world’s largest child car seat manufacturers is the subject of a federal investigation for how it dealt with a massive safety recall.

Read more
2015 GMC Canyon Adapts to Accept Child Seats

General Motors’ engineers have made life a little less worrisome for parents with small children. 

Read more
Evenflo Recalls 1.37M Child Seats for Sticking Buckles

If you own an Evenflo child seat, you may want to double check to see if it’s included in a recent recall.

Read more
Child Seat Weight Limit Labels Revised by Feds

Weight limit labels for child safety seats have been revised to account for the child’s weight and the seat itself. 

Read more
Child Seat Side Impact Test Proposed by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing the first-ever side impact test for car seats sold in the U.S. designed for children weighing up to 40 lbs.

Read more
More Children Riding in Age-Appropriate Seats: NHTSA

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 91 percent of children under 13 are using car seats, booster seats, and belts.

Read more
Nissan Fit Tests Nearly 100 Child Safety Seats – Video

Nissan says that it is the only automaker in the world that fit-tests nearly one hundred child safety seats in almost every vehicle it makes, and has now extended its ‘Snug Kids’ program to the US and Canada.

Read more
Nissan Eases Child Seat Purchases With New Initiative

Purchase incentives usually involve a zero-percent interest rate, cash back after purchase or no-cost options, but Nissan is going another direction to target families with young children.

One of the problems a family that relies on child seats faces is finding a product that fits both their cars and child. For those of us without kids, it’s easy to assume that all seats fit all cars and kids, right? Wrong.

Read more
NHTSA Announces New Test Dummy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a new test dummy yesterday in an effort to further improve its crash testing procedures.

Read more
Booster Seats Not Up To Government Standards For Heavier Children

When you strap your child into a car seat, you think that they are safe because these seats have safety standards, right? Sorry to burst that bubble, but if you’re strapping kids weighing more than 65 pounds to a booster seat, they don’t come with any government safety standards. And even seats for younger children are regulated only for their effectiveness in front-end collisions.

Read more
NHTSA Says Child Seats Still Not Being Used Properly

It’s time to double check your car seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is saying that many young children are still being placed in the wrong restraint or booster seat systems.

Read more