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3 of 4 Child Safety Seats Improperly Installed!

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:51 pm
by MSI
Oct 12, 2013: NY Times: Strapped In, but Still at Risk
From the article:
  • About three of every four car seats are installed improperly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In some communities that lack safety checks or education programs, the figure is even higher.
  • Automobile crashes remain the leading cause of death for children 13 and younger, according to federal regulators. A large number of the fatalities involve children in car seats.
  • Deaths of children in car seats declined to 397 in 2011 — the last year data was available from the traffic safety agency — from 614 in 2002.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently working on a new program that would encourage automakers to recommend the most appropriate child seats for use in each of their models.
  • Regulators urge parents to choose the type of seat — rear-facing, forward-facing or booster — that works best for their children, based on age and size
See the complete article: Also see the NHTSA site:

Re: 3 of 4 Child Safety Seats Improperly Installed!

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:48 pm
by MSI
Jan 22, 2014: NY Times: Car Seats to Face Crash-Test Standards
which begins:
  • Federal regulators moved on Wednesday to address a glaring hole in auto safety rules by proposing new crash-test standards to better protect children in car seats.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it was seeking a new rule that requires child car seats to withstand side-impact collisions of up to 30 miles an hour
see the complete article: See the NHTSA notification And