Dramatic Test Results for Infant Car Seats

If you think your children are safe in their car seats, take a look at this.

A new study by Consumer Reports says most rear-facing infant car seats failed crash tests using stricter standards.

The magazine crash-tested 12 of the most popular infant-seat brands and found that nine did not provide adequate protection.

Those include:

  • The Evenflo "Discovery"
  • The Eddie Bauer Comfort Seat
  • and the Graco Safe Seat.

    Don Mays of Consumer Reports stated, "The data showed that adults in vehicles are better protected than infants riding in those same vehicles."

    Child seat expert Emilie Crown added, "The child could be ejected if they're not properly secured in the seat."

    Surprisingly, all of the infant seats had already passed federal tests, which are conducted from the front at 30 miles per hour.

    Consumer reports used speeds up to 38 miles per hour.

    At that speed, the magazine found rear facing infant seats flew off their bases or twisted violently upon impact.


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