As we told you earlier this week, the AAP, following extensive studies, is now saying that rules that guided parents until now are no longer to be created based on the type of child seat, but rather on the age of the children for whom the seats are designed.
Even more, the AAP advised the NHTSA to recommend that children to ride rear facing in vehicles until age two or until they reach the maximum height and weight limits allowed by their car seat. This specific piece of advice is the one that pleased Dorel more than any other.
"We are pleased to see the AAP is closely monitoring the issue of car seat safety," said Dave Taylor, Dorel Juvenile Group president said. "At DJG we are constantly investing in child passenger safety to offer innovative safety solutions and together with the AAP we can help make travel safer for families on the road."
In response to the recommendations made by the two organizations, the child seat manufacturer will set up a free car seat inspection station in Columbus, Indiana. Free car seat safety checks for parents across will be organized later this summer in collaboration with the AAA.