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    Official: Volvo shows inflatable child seat concept [w/video]
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    Volvo is bringing its emphasis on safety and design to the littlest members of the family with its concept for an inflatable, rearward facing child safety seat. The design is meant to help traveling families by offering a lighter and less bulky alternative to traditional car seats. The design is ...

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    Study: NHTSA: More than 1/3 of kids killed in car crashes weren't in car seats or wearing belts
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    As awful as it is hearing about a child that was killed in a car crash, it's even worse to hear that many of these deaths were likely preventable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study of vehicle crashes from 2011 that found that more than a third of kids (under the ...

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    Six Days of Giveaways - Day 5: Recaro ProBOOSTER Child Seat [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The entry period for this giveaway has ended. We'll publish the name of the winner once his/her eligibility has been verified. Make sure to enter our Six Days of Giveaways - Day 6 for a chance to win a custom Xbox 360 console, Forza Motorsport 4 and Wireless Racing Wheel. We never want ...

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    NHTSA issues new child seat guidelines
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidelines today to help parents decide on a safety seat for their child and the best use of that seat. According to the new guidelines, kids should stay in rear-facing child seats until they're two years old, or have reached the ...

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    That's Rich: Bentley accessories include self-leveling wheel hubs, ridiculous baby seat
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    Bentley Accessories Collection – Click either image for high-res image gallery
    If you're riding in a Bentley, you're not about to spec it up with gear off the shelf from the local Pep Boys, now are you? Of course not. That's why Bentley has come out with a line of equipment especially made ...

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    REPORT: Federal laws keeping Volvo from offering safer child seats [w/POLL]
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    The safety-conscious folks over at Volvo have been hard at work with child seat maker Britax-Romer on developing a range of next-generation infant, child, and booster seats. And while the seats are going on sale elsewhere in the world, they apparently face an obstacle in the US: the National Higway ...

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    NHTSA in hot seat after troubling baby car seat test found - Part II
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    Earlier this week, we reported that the NHTSA was in the hot seat when it failed to report infant seat failures. Our post stemmed from a report in the Chicago Tribune following its investigation through thousands of buried National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test reports. The Tribune ...

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    PSA: Evenflo recalls 1,000,000 Discovery car seats
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    Evenflo has announced a voluntary recall of 1 million of its Discovery car seats. Discovery seats with the model numbers 390, 391, 534 and 552 manufactured between April 2005 and January 29, 2008 are affected. If you currently own and/or use an Evenflo Discovery, you are advised to check the white ...

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    Honda applies Type R brand to child safety
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    Click image to enlargeIn Japan, Honda markets a line of child safety seats through its dealer network, and today comes word that the automaker's going to leverage its well-known "Type R" brand for a limited-edition kiddie seat. Limited to just 300 units, the seat, as you would likely expect, is ...

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    Misunderstanding caused Consumer Reports child seat snafu
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    The independant review set up to study what went wrong in a controversial Consumer Reports test that found 10 out of 12 rear-facing child safety seats to be unsafe has concluded that a misunderstanding between the magazine and the lab caused the error. The misunderstanding apparently revolves ...

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    NHTSA makes Toyota modify seat latch recall
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continues to dog Toyota over a recall involving 157,000 Tundra Access Cab pickups sold between 2003 and 2005. The vehicles in question violate a 2002 NHTSA rule that requires vehicles with air bag shut off switches to have special latches in the ...

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    California to ban smoking in cars with kids
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    Senators in California are close to passing a bill that would prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children who are required by law to ride in a child seat. The bill proposed by Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-West Hollywood) recently received a 23-14 vote that sent it back to the Assembly, and with ...

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