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    Recalls: Car seat manufacturer Graco recalling 3.8-million toddler and booster seats
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    Parents that move their tykes around with the help of a Graco car seat should take note - the company has announced that it's recalling 3.8-million units from model years 2009 to 2013, over concerns that children could become trapped. The problem rests with the harness buckle that latches the ...

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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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    Followup: NHTSA to allow vehicle-specific child seats after all?
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    Last week Volvo announced a range of car seats designed with Britax specifically for Volvo cars. The same announcement also stated the seats wouldn't be for sale in the U.S. because NHTSA doesn't allow the sale of car seats only meant for specific cars. In our reader poll of your opinion, more than ...

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    NHTSA in hot seat after troubling baby car seat tests found
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    The Chicago Tribune is shaking a rattle at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Its investigation has found 31 cases of infant seats exceeding injury limits or disconnecting from their bases during federal vehicle frontal impact crash tests. The NHTSA slams countless cars into ...

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    New "Ease of Use" child seat rating system unveiled by feds
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    The NHTSA has announced that it will begin using a new ratings system for child seats that communicates to parents how easy they are to use. (All NHTSA-rated child seats are considered safe.) The four ease-of-use criteria that will be considered are: Vehicle installation features Securing ...

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    Recaros for your kiddos
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    When most people shop for a car, they may be aware of the brand of tires or the kind of stereo, but few people think about who manufactured the seats. One exception to that is Recaro. The German company has long made seats for carmakers like Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, as well as for the ...

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