IIHS Announces New Booster Seat Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its 2012 findings regarding children’s booster seats. The study found an overall improvement in the products on offer, as 15 of the 17 booster seats introduced this year were awarded the “Best Bet” rating.
However, the IIHS found that two seats from the company Safety 1st were not up to their standards. They did not provide the recommended belt fit and the IIHS says you should avoid them.

The idea behind the booster seat is that it raises a child to the proper position in a car so that the safety belt will actually work properly in case of a crash.

“Booster manufacturers have risen to the Institute’s challenge to improve seat design, giving parents more choices than ever when shopping for a booster that will provide a good, safe fit for their children,” says Anne McCartt, Institute senior vice president for research.


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