Insurance Institute for Highway Safety provides list of recommended child safety seats

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent and non-profit, scientific and education organization which is dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage in motor vehicle accidents, reports that 13 of the 41 child booster seats they examined could not be recommended.

Booster seats for children ages 4 to 7 years old reduce injury risk by 59% over seat belts alone reports a study by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Booster seats function is to elevate children so that seat belts designed for adults are positioned correctly on children. While all the booster seats the IIHS examined passed government standards in crash tests, variation in design means that some position the lap or shoulder belt better than others, thus providing a safer booster seat.

Click here to read the Insurance Institutes’s news release on child booster seats and to see a video of the booster seat evaluations.

10 booster seats listed as “best bets” include:

  • Graco TurboBooster
  • Fisher-Price Safe Voyage
  • Combi Kobuk
  • Fisher-Price Safe Voyage
  • Britax Parkway
  • LaRoche Bros. Teddy Bear
  • Safeguard Go
  • Volvo booster cushion
  • Recaro Young Style
  • Britax Monarch

10 booster seats list as “not recommended” include:

  • Safety Angel Ride Ryte backless
  • Cosco/Dorel (Eddie Bauer) Summit
  • Graco CarGo Zephyr
  • Evenflo Big Kid Confidence
  • Cosco/Dorel Traveler
  • Compass B505
  • Compass B510
  • Evenflo Generations
  • Dorel/Safety 1st (Eddie Bauer) Prospect
  • Cosco Highback Booster
  • Cosco/Dorel Alpha Omega
  • Evenflo Chase Comfort Touch
  • Safety 1st/Dorel Intera

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