Friday, November 14, 2014

A Record 27 Child Booster Seats Earn Top IIHS Rating For Safety

Among the 41 models of new child booster seats for 2014, 27 have been awarded the Insurance Insitiute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) BEST BET design -- more than in any prior year...

Boosters earn a rating of BEST BET, GOOD BET, Check Fit or Not Recommended, based on a protocol that involves measuring how 3-point lap and shoulder belts fit a child-size test dummy seated in the booster on a stationary test fixture. Measurements are taken under 4 conditions spanning the range of safety belt configurations in passenger vehicles. The evaluations focus on belt fit and don't involve crash tests.

Read the full article from Consumer Affairs