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					Latest CRS
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Prepared by the National Child Passenger Safety Board

May 2007

New Child Restraints
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New New New New

Manufacturers Appearance Weight Limits ways to use

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Breaking news…
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Orbit is the name of a car seat
A. B.

TRUE FALSE

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Keyfit is the name of a car seat
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B.

TRUE FALSE

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ISOFIX is the name of a car seat
A. B.

TRUE FALSE

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Breaking news…
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Orbit is the name of a car seat
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TRUE - Rear-facing only restraint with a unique rotating base. Also has a rebound plate and a knob in front for tightening the installation

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Keyfit is the name of a car seat
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TRUE - Rear-facing only restraint that comes with one-pull central LATCH tightening feature, spring-loaded leveling foot, and level indicators on both sides of base

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ISOFIX is the name of a car seat
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FALSE – ISOFIX stands for "International Standards Organisation FIX". It is the version of LATCH used in European and other countries.

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Breaking news…
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Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds?
A. B.

C.
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Sunshine Kids Radian 80 Britax Marathon Britax Regent A, B and C A and C

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Breaking news…
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Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds? E. A and C
A. Sunshine Kids Radian 80 – Convertible harness can be used from birth to 80 lbs. Folds flat for carrying. C. The Britax Regent – Forward facing only for children 1 year and up from 22 to 80 pounds
Radian 80

Regent
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FMVSS Changes
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August 1, 2005 Performance standards for CR up to 65 pounds New test requirements
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Bench seat with more sloped cushion (15°) More reclined seat back (20 °) Crash pulse changes to allow test speeds closer to 30 MPH

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FMVSS Changes
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New test dummies 12 month CRABI (Child Restraint and Air Bag Interaction) 3 year old Hybrid III (34 pounds) Weighted 6 year old dummy for 50-65 pound restraint testing until new 10 year old dummy is available (weights are added to the 6 year old dummy until it weighs 62 pounds)

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New seats. New Rules.
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New manufacturers Innovative belt paths Higher upper weight limits New rules for Carrying Handle position New rules for Harness slot use

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Recognize these names?
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Chicco Orbit Recaro Sunshine Kids Team Tex Triple Play Safeguard

These child restraints all meet or exceed the requirements of FMVSS 213. Just because you don’t recognize the name, doesn’t mean they aren’t safe seats.

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Infant Only Rear Facing with lower minimum weight limits
•From “Birth” • Graco Assura • Combi Connection • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio • ALERT: Graco SnugRide and Comfort Sport now rated at 5 pounds •>4 pounds • Chicco Key Fit • Britax Companion • Britax Baby Safe • Compass 1400 LP

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New Rear Facing with Higher Upper weight limits
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Read labels 30 or more pound limit
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Britax Boulevard/Decathlon/Marathon – 33 pound limit rear facing Sunshine Kids Radian 65 or 80 Fisher Price Safe Voyage Graco SafeSeat

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Compass: I 400 LP
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4 – 22 pounds Up to 30” in height Lock off – recommended to use at all times.

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MUST use with base
Shoulder belt positions adjust without rethreading the harness In vehicle – multiple handle positions now OK www.compassbaby.com

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Combi Connection – Check out the belt path

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Combi Connection Belt Path - continued

Always look in the manuals!
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Carrying Handle: Graco: SnugRide and SafeSeat

Always look in the manuals!

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Britax: Companion
• Anti-rebound bar

• Built-in lock offs
• RF 4 – 22 pounds • 30” height limit • Britax • www.britaxusa.com

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Sunshine Kids: Radian 65/Radian 80
• Folds flat • Steel alloy frame

• 5 shoulder strap positions
• 3 buckle slots • Rear Facing 5 – 33 pounds • FF to 65 or 80 pounds, depending on seat • Sunshine Kids • www.skip.com

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Tripleplay: Sit-n-Stroll
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Rear Facing to 5 - 30 pounds Forward Facing 20 - 40 pounds

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Safety 1st: Apex 65
• 3 position head rest

• 2 position recline
• Forward Facing harness 20-65 pounds • Belt Positioning Booster 30100 pounds • 57” height limit • Safety First • www.safety1st.com
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Graco: Toddler SafeSeat
• Forward Facing only

• 20 to 40 lbs
• 43” height limit • Reclines while installed in vehicle. • Graco • www.gracobaby.com

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New belt path: Recaro Young Sport
• Forward Facing Only

• Innovative belt path
• 20 - 40 pounds with harness • 30 - 80 pounds as belt positioning booster seat

• Recaro • www.recaro-nao.com
Shoulder Belt path
Lap Belt path
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Forward Facing Weight Limits
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Carefully read labels Parents often mistake total weight for harness weight Some examples:  Britax Boulevard: 5-33 pounds RF (Rear Facing), 20-65 pounds FF (Forward Facing)  Britax Decathlon: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-65 pounds FF  Britax Marathon: 5-33 pounds RF, 20-65 pounds FF  Britax Regent: 22-80 pounds, tethered  E-Z-On 86Y Harness: 66-168 pounds, tethered  E-Z-On Kid Y Harness (with Ride Ryte): 30-80 pounds, tethered  E-Z-On Vest: 20-168 pounds, tethered  Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe: 5-33 pounds RF; 20-55 pounds FF  RideSafer Travel Vest (small): 35-60 pounds, tethered  RideSafer Travel Vest (large): 50-60/80 pounds (depends on model)  SafeGuard Child Seat: 22-65 pounds  SafeGuard Go: 30-60 pounds, tethered, 40-60 pounds as BPB (Belt Positioning Booster)  Safety 1st Apex 65: 20-65 pounds, 40-100 pounds as BPB  Sunshine Kids Radian 65 5-33 pounds RF, 22-65 pounds FF  Sunshine Kids Radian 80 5-33 pounds RF, 22-80 pounds FF

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Bases Loaded
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DreamRide may now only be used as a car bed (May 2005) Evenflo Embrace 5 infant seat
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Must be used with a base Rotating base with rebound plate and front-knob for adjustment Now can be installed with or without base Must be used with base

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Orbit Infant Seat
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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant seat
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Compass I400LP
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Orbit Rotating Base

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SafeGuard: Go
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Must use tether With harness
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As Belt Positioning Booster
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30 – 60 pounds 34 – 52” height limit

40 – 100 pounds 43 -57” height limits

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Ride Safer Travel Vest
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Use with lap (with tether) Use with lap-shoulder belt 35 – 60 pounds (size - sm) 50 – 80 pounds (size - lg) Force absorbing clips

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EZ on Vests (examples)
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Heavy duty tether Good for lap-only belts Behavioral or healthrelated needs for additional upper body protection Adjustable 103Z Vest
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20 - 168 pounds
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Vest Y-Harness

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86Y Harness
66 – 168 pounds

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Aftermarket DOES NOT EQUAL Non-usable

If the child restraint manufacturer tests the aftermarket product, and says it is OK to use with their product – then we may use it, but only with their products
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How about this one?
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By Graco For Graco seats

Use only with Graco child restraints, because Graco says it is OK.

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Misuse
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What are you seeing in the field?
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Selection Installation Harness

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Common Misuse
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Same as always…
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Loose installation Loose harness straps “Graduation” too early Using Locking Clip when not needed Not using available lock offs

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Taking action
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Where do you go if you have a question or notice a possible problem?
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Check the child restraint Owner’s Manual Contact the child restraint Manufacturer Teach the caregiver where and how to find the answers

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Caregiver empowerment
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Resources
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Field trip! Check out the latest models in person. Use the Manufacturer web sites Call/e-mail Manufacturer customer service
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Many have techs on staff who speak your language

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Resources, continued
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LATCH Manual
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www.SafeRideNews.com

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Child Restraint Manufacturers Instructions (CRMI)
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www.carseat.org

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Fellow techs  think critically.

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When in doubt, check it out!
Read Instructions, call manufacturer

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Take the Quiz:
http://www.cpsboard.org/ceus_quiz2.htm#quiz

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