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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

For a car seat harness to work properly, the straps need to be tightly strapped against your child’s chest. When a child wears a snowsuit or thick coat, the straps are usually adjusted to the thickness of the coat, not the chest.  If you had to stop suddenly or the car was in an accident, the coat could compress, making the straps too loose which would reduce the level of protection for the child.

According to the UK Department of Transport, 60 to 80% of all car seats are used incorrectly, with harness tension being the most common problem. This is a issue in winter, as it is hard to tell whether you have a good harness fit if your child is wearing a thick coat or snowsuit.

Did you know that there is no legislation governing car seat accessories? It is highly likely that you and your loved one has spent a lot of time and money investing in a good quality car seat or travel system, but did you know car seat accessories do not need crash testing by law? However, we took extensive advice from the UK Department of Transport when designing the travel wrap.

We believe that our travel wrap offers excellent value for money because of its versatility but we have also invested considerable amounts of money in research and development. We are endorsed by the road safety charity Brake where we donate a proportion of all wraps sold to the charity.

The dynamic impact testing was completed at TRL in Berkshire, UK of our car seat wrap, intended for use with a child restraint system.  The Transport Research Laboratory test centre is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport. The product was tested to the conditions specified by UN Regulation 129.00 (i-size) with successful results.

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