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Latest CRS Ch-ch-ch-changes Prepared by the National Child Passenger Safety Board Rev. Feb. 2009 New Child Restraints New Manufacturers New Appearance New Weight Limits New ways to use Breaking news… Orbit is the name of a car seat TRUE FALSE Keyfit is the name of a car seat TRUE

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latest crs

Latest CRS

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Prepared by the

National Child Passenger Safety Board

Rev. Feb. 2009

new child restraints
New Child Restraints
  • New Manufacturers
  • New Appearance
  • New Weight Limits
  • New ways to use

Latest CPS Changes

breaking news
Breaking news…
  • Orbit is the name of a car seat
    • TRUE
    • FALSE
  • Keyfit is the name of a car seat
    • TRUE
    • FALSE
  • ISOFIX is the name of a car seat
    • TRUE
    • FALSE

Latest CPS Changes

breaking news4
Breaking news…
  • Orbit is the name of a car seat
    • TRUE - Rear-facing only restraint with a unique rotating base. Also has a rebound plate and a knob in front for tightening the installation
  • Keyfit is the name of a car seat
    • 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
  • ISOFIX is the name of a car seat
    • 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 news5
Breaking news…
  • Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds?
    • Sunshine Kids Radian 80
    • Britax Marathon
    • Britax Regent
    • A, B and C
    • A and C

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breaking news6
Breaking news…
  • Which of the following seats has a harness weight limit of 80 pounds?
    • A and C
      • Sunshine Kids Radian 80 – Convertible harness can be used from birth to 80 lbs. Folds flat for carrying.
      • The Britax Regent – Forward facing only for children 1 year and up from 22 to 80 pounds

Radian 80

Regent

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

fmvss changes8
FMVSS Changes
  • 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)

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

recognize these names
Recognize these names?
  • 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.

Latest CPS Changes

infant only rear facing with lower minimum weight limits
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 (convertible) rated at 5 pounds
  • >4 pounds
    • Chicco Key Fit
    • Britax Companion
    • Britax Baby Safe
    • Compass 1400 LP

Latest CPS Changes

new rear facing with higher upper weight limits
New Rear Facing with Higher Upper weight limits
  • Read labels
  • 30 or more pound limit
    • Britax Boulevard/Decathlon/Marathon – 33 pound limit rear facing
    • Sunshine Kids Radian 65 or 80
    • Fisher Price Safe Voyage
    • Graco SafeSeat
  • Check the height limit as some children reach the upper height limit before they reach the upper weight limit.

Latest CPS Changes

compass i 400 lp
Compass: I 400 LP
  • 4 – 22 pounds
  • Up to 30” in height
  • Lock off – recommended to use at all times.
  • 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 belt path continued
Combi Connection Belt Path - continued

Always look in the manuals!

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carrying handle graco safeseat
Carrying Handle: Graco: SafeSeat

Always look in the manuals!

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britax companion
Britax: Companion
  • Anti-rebound bar
  • Built-in lock offs
  • RF 4 – 22 pounds
  • 30” height limit
  • Britax
  • www.britaxusa.com

Latest CPS Changes

sunshine kids radian 65 radian 80
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

Latest CPS Changes

tripleplay sit n stroll
Tripleplay: Sit-n-Stroll
  • Rear Facing to 5 - 30 pounds
  • Forward Facing 20 - 40 pounds

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safety 1 st apex 65
Safety 1st: Apex 65
  • 3 position head rest
  • 2 position recline
  • Forward Facing harness 20-65 pounds
  • Belt Positioning Booster 30-100 pounds
  • 57” height limit
  • Safety First
  • www.safety1st.com

Latest CPS Changes

graco toddler safeseat
Graco: Toddler SafeSeat
  • Forward Facing only
  • 20 to 40 lbs
  • 43” height limit
  • Reclines while installed in vehicle.
  • Graco
  • www.gracobaby.com

Latest CPS Changes

new belt path recaro young sport
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
  • www.recaro-nao.com

Shoulder Belt path

Lap Belt path

Latest CPS Changes

forward facing weight limits
Forward Facing Weight Limits
  • Carefully read labels
  • Parents often mistake total weight for harness weight
  • Some examples: RF – Rear Facing --- FF Forward Facing
    • Britax Boulevard, Decathlon & 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

Latest CPS Changes

bases loaded
Bases Loaded
  • DreamRide may now only be used as a car bed (May 2005)
  • Orbit Infant Seat
    • Rotating base with rebound plate and front-knob for adjustment
  • Peg Perego Primo Viaggio infant seat
    • Now can be installed with or without base
  • Compass I400LP
    • Must be used with base

Latest CPS Changes

orbit rotating base
Orbit Rotating Base

Latest CPS Changes

safeguard go
SafeGuard: Go
  • As Belt Positioning Booster
    • 40 – 100 pounds
    • 43 -57” height limits
  • Must use tether
  • With harness
    • 30 – 60 pounds
    • 34 – 52” height limit

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

ez on vests examples
EZ on Vests (examples)
  • Heavy duty tether
  • Good for lap-only belts
  • Behavioral or health-related needs for additional upper body protection
  • Adjustable 103Z Vest
    • 20 - 168 pounds
  • 86Y Harness
      • 66 – 168 pounds

Vest

Y-Harness

Latest CPS Changes

non regulated does not equal non usable
Non- regulated DOES NOT EQUAL Non-usable

If the child restraint manufacturer tests the non-regulated (aftermarket) product, and says it is OK to use with their product – then we may use it,

but only with their products

Latest CPS Changes

how about this one
How about this one?
  • By Graco
  • For Graco seats

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

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

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

Latest CPS Changes

resources continued
Resources, continued
  • LATCH Manual
    • www.SafeRideNews.com
  • Child Restraint Manufacturers Instructions (CRMI)
    • www.carseat.org
  • Fellow techs  think critically.

Latest CPS Changes

take the quiz
Take the Quiz:

http://www.cpsboard.org/ceus_quiz2.htm#quiz

Latest CPS Changes