Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Safest and Worst Booster Seats
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its 2010 report on safest and worst boosters in America. The Institute assessed the boosters using a specially outfitted crash test dummy representing an average-size 6-year-old child. Engineers measured how 3-point lap and shoulder belts fit the dummy in each of the tested boosters under 4 conditions spanning the range of safety belt configurations in vehicle models. An overall rating for each booster is then assigned based on the range of scores for the lap and shoulder belt measurements.
On the "Not Recommended" list are: Eddie Bauer Deluxe, Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1, Evenflo Express, Evenflo Generations 65, Evenflo Sightseer, Harmony Baby Armor, Safety 1st All-in-One, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite.
Click here to access the complete list of Best Bets, Good Bets and Not Recommended.