Child seat rating system revamped by government

2008-02-01 04:56:32 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Health News News)

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Government has proposed a new guidance for parents who put in great efforts in the installation of their child’s safety seats or tie up their toddlers in back-seat chairs.

The Transportation Department on Wednesday talked about revamping the consumer ratings system regarding child safety seats so as to help caregivers and parents to make the best finest possible choice for the safety of their children.

The new strategy will work on the five-star system of rating, which is based on the ability of the seats to secure a toddler along with the ease for the installation of seats. Instruction manuals and seats labeling will also be considered.

“We believe that the new star system will help simplify one of parents’ most important decisions: choosing the best safety seat that will protect their children,” said Mary Peters, Transportation Secretary at the news conference held at a fire station in Arlington, Va.

There will surely be many parents who confirm the exasperation that they have to undergo frequently to make sure that the safety car seat actually secures their kids appropriately.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration commented that 7 security seats for children out of 10 are either misused, wrong sized or have a reduced capacity to protect the child in case of a crash.

“If we get seats that are easier to install, then it’s more likely that people will use them.” president of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Adrian Lund said.

Transportation officials emphasized to have only those child safety seats that observe with the standards of federal safety so as to ensure security of children in the crash.



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