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Review
Car seat test | Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Discussing space, comfort and ease of installation, plus a couple of odd features

Study
Surprising cause of infant deaths: Car seats used for naps when not in car

They're a safety device in a vehicle — but not when they're not

They're a safety device in a vehicle — but not when they're not.

ETC
Congress considers mandating alerts that there's a child in the back seat

More than 800 children have died in hot cars in the past 20 years

More than 800 children have died in hot cars in the past 20 years.

Video
Watch toddler in carseat tumble from moving car

Child was OK after the seat goes flying

Child was OK after the seat goes flying

Ownership
Maxi-Cosi AxissFix Air is the world's first child seat with airbags

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.

Ownership
Infant car seats, child booster seats: Here are 9 of our favorites

There are lots of choices, but here are a few we love

We've included our favorite infant seats, convertible seats and booster seats.

ETC
Wisconsin woman accused of driving with child on minivan roof

He was holding down a wading pool.

He was holding down a wading pool.

Official
Video
Watch double miracle as toddler survives being run over by two SUVs

10,000 children die each year on China's roads.

How to make your car's seat belt comfortable for kids

All 50 states have child safety seat laws that require young children to be harnessed into approved child safety seats when in the car until they reach a certain age or a specified height and weight.

Video
Luc Besson's Save Kids Lives promotes FIA child safety push

In advance of the upcoming global conference on road safety, the FIA has released this short film called Save Kids Lives, directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson of Transporter and The Fifth Element fame.

Followup
Feds probe possible delay in Graco recall of 6.1M child seats [w/video]

NHTSA To Investigate Largest Such Recall In History

Collectively, the 6.1 million seats comprise the largest recall of children's car seats in U.S. history.

Graco Recalls Another 1.9 Million Car Seats

The move makes it the largest recall of its kind in history

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.

Recalls
Graco adding 403K carseats to recall, NHTSA pushing for 1.8 million

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 infa

Recalls
Car seat manufacturer Graco recalling 3.8-million toddler and booster seats

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.

Study
NHTSA: More than 1/3 of kids killed in car crashes weren't in car seats or wearing belts

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 age of 13) who were killed in these crashes were not wearing seat belts or strapped into a car seat. Furthermore

Consumer Reports names pair to review child seat tests

Consumer Reports has named two men to head up a review of its controversial child safety seat tests. About a month ago, Consumer Reports withdrew its headline-making analysis of child car safety seats. The tests at first seemed to indicate most seats were not adequate to protect children in side impacts. After criticism that the tests were faulty, the nonprofit group retracted the results.

Consumer Reports admits mistakes in testing child seats

Say what you will about Consumer Reports, but for many they are THE source for product-buying advice. So earlier this month, when CR said most (10 out of 12, actually) rear-facing chid safety seats failed their side-impact tests, people paid attention.

Britney Spears giving her all to promote child seat safety

Pop star Britney Spears is doing more for the promotion of child car seat safety than the industry could have ever possibly hoped for, and yet she hasn't earned a dime. The starlet recently committed her second child seat faux pas when she put son Sean Preston in a car seat facing forwards in the back of her Mini Cooper convertible. While California vehicle code doesn't specify which way the child seat should be facing, it does mandate that motorists follow fed