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Old 01-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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most infant seats fail~news story

just saw this on msnbc (?).

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Old 01-04-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: most infant seats fail~news story

They didn't say if they were using latch or the belts. I wonder if that makes a difference. I have snugrides so I feel a little better.
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OMG where are the car seat techs at? THis worries me!!!! I have to buy a seat still too!
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Here is anther part of the story that gives more info;

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16475951/
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Please note : CR does not allow techs to observe the testing, and does not detail their methods or results. YMMV as to how useful you find their determinations.
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Re: most infant seats fail~news story

Very scary! I'm now glad that we used a Britax Roundabout for our infant instead of an infant seat.
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They didn't say if they were using latch or the belts. I wonder if that makes a difference. I have snugrides so I feel a little better.
i found this: It also said some seats performed better when attached by vehicle safety belts than when attached with the LATCH system. The system, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, includes belts that hook the base of a car seat to metal anchors in the vehicle.

but i think the main point was that the seats (well, the one at least) were coming off the base, so it wouldn't really matter in that case if they were belted or latched in. or at least i don't think so.

and yea, i know cr is not the best source for car seat info, just thought this was kind of interesting. maybe it will lead to something good, like better standards or something.
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I think they ran the story to scare people. It left me scratching my head because it didn't really give any real information.......It kinda irritated me. It made me glad we are using a snug ride though.
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I think they ran the story to scare people. It left me scratching my head because it didn't really give any real information.......It kinda irritated me. It made me glad we are using a snug ride though.
EXACTL Y how I felt!
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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/b...ings/index.htm

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