Car Seat Alert

This really isn’t on-topic for the blog, but I’m not seeing this story get out far enough or fast enough.

If you drive and you have small children, or know anyone who does, read this Consumer Reports saftey warning about child car seats now. The failures they are reporting on aren’t just buckles coming loose. In some cases, the whole seat is getting ejected. I heard a report on this on NPR last evening, where the expert from Consumer Reports was talking about how cars are being designed to withstand side crashes, but car seats are not. Imagine getting T-Boned in a car crash and your infant seat, with infant strapped in, getting bounced around the inside of your car. It’s like a pinball machine with your child being the pinball…

I’ve got small kids, and know plenty of other people who do as well. Please help spread the word.


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