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More News on FAKES! A concerned grandmother, who was looking for safety seats for visiting grandchildren from ages 1 to 6 reached out to our Safe Ride Helpline. She led us to Carorld where we found unsafe “safety harnesses” for sale at $26!! We reported this danger to the federal government. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce has put a response in motion. Meanwhile, here is their post to complement our flyers, available from Helpful Handouts. Be careful; fakes and counterfeits are taking in the unwary. We are here to help!! Report fakes!!
Should Adults Use Add-Ons to Adjust Safety Belt Positioning? There are products on the market which claim to improve belt fit for pregnant women. With data from a study using pictograms, researchers found that only 3.5% of North American women were wearing their safety belts correctly during pregnancy. We want to share the response we received with its picture of a real crash-test dummy.
See how child passenger safety fits into the Harvard Business Review article on how donors should assess programs and conversely, how advocates can design booster law campaigns & funding requests. http://www.
Consumers Union released findings on four products which reached only the BASIC level of their safety ratings due to breakage in tests at 35 mph on an updated crash bench with a frontal blocker. The tests are about 40% more powerful than FMVSS 213 testing. Do not remove a child from any of these seats unless there is an appropriate seat available. Use as a booster only if the child fits, weighs 40 lbs. or more, and can manage the safety belt correctly. Finally, a different seat may be in order if the youngster requires a seat with a full harness for adequate protection. Be sure to tether such seats! CU states that a second impact might compromise the seats more; they mean a second impact within the initial crash event, a common aspect of car crashes. https://www.