Thursday, January 18, 2007

Kiddie Car Seat Story "Withdrawn"

A few weeks ago, the nannies were apoplectic--Consumer Reports stated that a number of kiddie-car-seats were inadequate.


Consumer Reports magazine backed off Thursday from its recent negative report on infant car seats, saying test crashes were conducted at speeds higher than it had claimed.

The magazine reported Jan. 4 that most of the seats it tested "failed disastrously" in crashes at speeds as low as 35 mph. In one test, it said, a dummy child was hurled 30 feet

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the crash tests were conducted under conditions that would represent being struck at more than 70 mph — twice as fast as the magazine claimed.

But hey--what's a 100% error now and then?

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