Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Area Parents Breathing Easier After Car Seat Flub

New car seat safety crash test data from Consumer Reports magazine -- in which most of the car seats manufactured today failed the tests -- left many parents questioning the safety of the seats their children have been sitting in.
But as it turned out, the parents' fears may have been unfounded. The magazine issued a retraction after it discovered most of the tests were conducted at speeds higher than planned.
Debbie Fine, owner of "The Baby's Room in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., says this is the topic all her customers are talking about now:
"Because we sell a stroller that connects to a car seat, many customers are asking us which car seat to buy."
Angela Osterhuber, director of Pennsylvania's Traffic Injury Prevention Project, says the bottom line is that every car seat available for sale today meets national safety crash test standards.

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