Research Booster Seat Safety to Protect Your Child
There were tests for 72 different types of child safety “booster” seats conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Booster seats, meant for children four to eight years old, are meant to keep the child raised to the proper height so that a safety belt will restrain the child if an accident were to occur.
In recent reviews, most booster tests fail or receive bad ratings. However, in the most recent test, 21 of the tested booster seats earned a “best bet” rating that indicates the highest level of safety and confidence in the product. Eight seats were not recommended.
This is a warning to parents who are looking to buy a booster seat for your toddler. Even in a fender-bender, you do not want your child to sustain injuries due to the booster seat working improperly.
We encourage parents to do research on the product they are considering to buy. There are several websites that recommend booster seats.