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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.

How to install a baby car seat

One of the truisms you'll hear most as a new parent is "they grow up so fast.

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Two dads create device to prevent kid deaths in hot cars

There's a glimmer of something brilliant in Sense-A-Life, the small connected device developed by a couple of dads to make sure kids don't get left in hot cars.

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Volvo spoils your kid with XC90 Child Seat Concept [w/video]

Volvo imagines what it would be like if were to gear its XC90 luxury crossover specifically toward babies with the XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept.

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DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company's products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger.

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Volvo shows inflatable child seat concept [w/video]

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.

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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, another study from General Motors shows that a quarter of parents and caregivers drive ar

Six Days of Giveaways - Day 5: Recaro ProBOOSTER Child Seat [UPDATE]

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.

REPORT: Federal laws keeping Volvo from offering safer child seats [w/POLL]

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 Traffic Safety Administration. How's that? According to Inside Line, NHTSA mandates that every child seat must fit in every car, but the Volvo-branded seats have been developed to be Volvo-specific it

NHTSA in hot seat after troubling baby car seat test found - Part II

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 report raised more than a few eyebrows as it called into question current child seat safety standards, and accused the NHTSA of negligence in not reporting the poor results to the public.

PSA: Evenflo recalls 1,000,000 Discovery car seats

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 label on the underside of the seat, where you'll find the pertinent information listed. The problem which caused Evenflo to issue the recall is that the possibility exists for the car seat to separate

Misunderstanding caused Consumer Reports child seat snafu

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.

NHTSA makes Toyota modify seat latch recall

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 front seats for child safety seats, which these trucks don't. Toyota asked for an exemption from the rule and was denied, at which point it decided to issue a recall to disable the air bag shut off switc

California to ban smoking in cars with kids

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 our underdeveloped comprehension of state politics we can't really tell you how close that means the bill is to landing on the Governator's desk, but we think it's pretty close. And to think I was freake