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It's expensive, but worth it

The world of child car seats is vast and varied. There are dozens of companies that offer hundreds of options, each offering different levels of protection for smaller occupants. Maxi-Cosi, one of the first companies to introduce child seats in Europe back in the 1980s, has introduced a new level of protection with its AxissFix Air. It's the first child seat with a built-in airbag.

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4moms created a self installing car seat that make it easy to attach a carrier.

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Rage, rage against the buckling of the belt.

A reporter on Fox 29 Philadelphia couldn't keep a straight face after a toddler put up an epic fuss during a live segment on child car seats last week.

Becoming a parent is one of life's major milestones, and it comes with a lot of new responsibilities.

A car seat is part of your child's life for several years, so selecting the right one is important.

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Graco will recall several models of car seats to providing owners with missing or misplaced labels.

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Every Parent Should Know About This Potentially Fatal Problem

If kids are leaving the house and getting into a car, wearing a coat may be a mistake that holds potentially fatal consequences.

Cop calls generous act "the easiest 50 bucks I ever spent"

A Michigan cop who pulled over a car last week for an unrestrained child decided to go above and beyond the call of duty by buying the struggling mother a car seat, rather than give her a ticket.

Investigators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continue to take a heightened interest in car-seat buckles that are potentially defective.

Recalls

After months of disputing a safety problem even existed, Graco has agreed to recall 1.9 million children's car seats affected by defective buckles.

Ultra-light prototype could be answer to parents prayers

Properly installing a bulky, awkward car seat is one of the most essential -- and frustrating -- skills parents must master. Volvo has developed a better way: an inflatable, portable, ultra-light car seat.

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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.

Recalls

Graco, the carseat manufacturer that recalled 3.8 million toddler and booster seats back in February has just added an extra 403,000 seats to its recall. That's arguably not the big news, though - the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants a further 1.8 million infant seats added to the recall.

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In 2010, automotive supplier Faurecia showed off a car seat that, via Bluetooth communication with a smartphone app, would adjust itself based on information the occupant had entered. It looks like that was too much work for a busy executive to do, because Automotive News has a story on how that seat has progressed, and it's now almost fully automatic.

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Lawsuit alleges a child died in car fire after buckle got stuck

Graco announced one of the largest recalls in history on Tuesday, saying it would bring back 3.7 million child car seats. It could grow even larger.

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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.

Child car seats would need to protect children from side-impact crashes

Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

Fluffy jackets and snowsuits can prevent harnesses from doing their job

Thick winter coats are a necessity this time of year in most parts of the country. But while kids need to stay warm, they also need to stay safe. A common mistake parents make in cold weather is strapping their kids into car seats cocooned in winter gear.

Half of all new booster seats in 2013 earned a 'best bet' rank

More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Parents have a problem and Tomy knows what it is: Babies are super hard to keep track of. Why, we can't count the number of times that we've secured some feisty ankle-biter in his car seat, only to turn around a minute later and find he's jumped the rig.